Preventive Conservation MA
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
1 year full-time (campus delivery)Arts, Design and Social Sciences
Burt Hall, Newcastle City Campus
The teaching and learning materials on campus are provided through lectures and seminars as well as via the eLearning Portal. Campus-based students are provided with an induction to the campus, the University Library, student services and IT support. Distance teaching and learning is conducted through the eLearning Portal via the internet. Students are provided with an induction to the programme structure and content as well as student support services, IT support, discussion boards and chat rooms.
In most cases reading lists are drawn from electronic websites offering materials in PDF format or the opportunity to purchase online. A range of assessment methods is used to support, inform and motivate students’ practical and intellectual development. Examples of assessment methods include assignments, portfolios, group tasks, the analysis and evaluation of case studies, examination and presentations.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Module assessment will consist of continuous assessment, coursework assignments, tests, seminar presentations and a final dissertation. Assignments will include documentation reports, a collections care file, a materials & techniques research file, an environmental monitoring project. Formative and summative assessments are designed to evaluate developing knowledge and skills and support the students learning and progression.
Successful students will be expected to be able to fill the position of preventive conservation officer, environmental manager or collections manager in a museum, gallery, historic property or area museums service. The skills and knowledge developed during the programme would contribute towards the Professional Accreditation of successful graduates of the programme
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