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Overview and aims of the Programme Our BSc Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology will equip you with the skill set required to be a practising conservator. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to develop, execute, report and record evidence based strategies and actions for preserving historic and archaeological objects. We specialise in the conservation of historic and archaeological museum objects, using both preventive and interventive conservation procedures. All of our teaching is set against the cultural context of the objects undergoing treatment by students, which are genuine museum pieces. Working on these objects, you will consider the needs of owners, and current and future end users in designing your treatments. Working in our laboratories from day one, you will have access to a wide range of state of the art conservation and scientific facilities. This degree delivers a broad transferable skill set that encompasses discursive writing, imaging, practical work, communication and investigation using analytical instrumentation. Together these skills produce graduates who use evidence-based thought processes to deliver outcomes aimed at preserving our cultural heritage. Distinctive Features of the Programme • You will work on archaeological and historical objects from museum collections in practical classes led by conservators accredited by ICON the Institute of conservation and the course learning outcomes are informed by ICON’s professional standards as set out in the PACR documents. • As part of the assessment for the practical projects modules in years two and three, you will be offered the opportunity to submit work for formal assessment. This can include a portfolio, publications such as book and conference reviews, conference papers and posters, public blogs or museums activities such as hands-on children’s introduction to conservation. Many students use this as a starting point to build their personal profile and reputation in the field.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Further information for International applicants can be found at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international#
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - BBC||All offers will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM||In Humanities, Social Science, Applied Science or Computing subjects. Any other BTEC subject will be considered if combined with an A-Level excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB - BBC||All offers will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Achieve the IB Diploma with 665-655 in 3 Higher Level subjects|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an accepted English Language equivalent www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.