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Designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the practice of conservation, this programme consists of one year's training at the Institute, with an emphasis on developing practical experience under specialist guidance in the conservation laboratories, followed by a one-year assessed conservation internship in a museum of similar institution. What and how will I learn? Students gain an in-depth understanding of, and foundation training in, the practice of conservation of archaeological, ethnographic and social history objects and develop critically aware approaches to diagnosis, problem solving and conservation treatments. They gain practical training and an understanding of the professional context in which conservation takes place. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 360 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits) in Year One and an Internship (180 credits) in Year Two. Core Modules Conservation Processes Conservation Studies Conservation: Materials Science Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukarchaeologymasterssummarymsc-conservation.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, practical demonstrations, practical sessions and one-to-one practical tutorials. The programme is assessed in the first year through essays, projects and conservation practical work on museum quality objects and in the second year, through practical projects and portfolio reports. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Institute of Archaeology has an established and widely recognised strength in providing academic and professional training in the practice of conservation, and many of its graduates are now employed in key posts around the world. Students benefit from the Institute's lively international involvement in archaeology and heritage, from its well-equipped facilities, and access to the College's extensive science, art and archaeology collections. The Institute's conservation laboratories provide a modern and pleasant learning environment, while the Wolfson Archaeological Science Laboratories provide excellent facilities for the examination and analysis of a wide variety of archaeological materials. Your future career A very high proportion of our graduates go on to pursue careers in conservation in local and national museums, art galleries and heritage organisations (in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia). Recent graduates are working in institutions such as the British Museum the Horniman Museum the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter York Archaeological Trust the National Archives the Metropolitan Museum, New York the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington the National Palace Museum, Taiwan. Several students have also gone on to PhD studies at both UCL and elsewhere. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is normally open only to those who have successfully completed the Principles of Conservation MA. Applicants also require a good knowledge of chemistry and will need to provide evidence of manual dexterity and normal colour vision. Relevant experience (e.g. in conservation, archaeology or museums) is an advantage. Funding UK and EU students who intend to enrol for this degree are eligible to apply for AHRC Funding for MA Museum Studies. UK students may also apply to the Anna Plowden Trust. RAE Rating Institute of Archaeology 60% rated 4* (world-leading)
Designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the practice of conservation, this programme consists of one year's training at the Institute, with an emphasis on developing practical experience under specialist guidance in the conservation laboratories, followed by a one-year assessed conservation internship in a museum of similar institution. What and how will I learn? Students gain an in-depth understanding of, and foundation training in, the practice of conservation of archaeologic...