New course in Conservation of the Historic Environment

New course in Conservation of the Historic Environment

COURSE IN CONSERVATION OF THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT TO OPEN THIS AUTUMN AT BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

Birmingham City University is proud to announce our new postgraduate course in Conservation of the Historic Environment . This is a flexible course, allowing you to study and develop your continual professional development (CPD) while working.

The CPD element to this course is delivered in lectures and seminars as well as practical workshops, enabling you to develop and enhance your practical knowledge and skills of conservation practice as well as building materials and conservation.

These courses are also offered as part of the course at MA level. You can undertake the full MA over two years on a part-time basis, or as alternative you can study to Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate level.

The course structure consists of two core modules that offer background knowledge in Historic Environments and Conservation Practice. This inevitably includes the built environment but takes into account wider issues such as conservation areas, historic landscape characterisation, local identity, the rural environment, and collections management. It also covers key skills such as the legislative background, presentation and advocacy, and financing conservation.

All the courses are delivered over two days on a Friday and Saturday. The Lecture courses will take place in the New Birmingham City University Parkside Building and include how to write a Conservation Plan and Conservation ethics and Philosophy. The practical workshops are take place on sites throughout the West Midlands and Key subjects include: training in lime; stone; timber; ferrous and non-ferrous metals; ceramic building materials; twentieth century building materials; building recording; and the management of traditional estates, parks and gardens.

The course will be run by Harriet Devlin MBE who has joined the Birmingham School of Architecture. Harriet was recently conferred with MBE for services to heritage and the environment in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and brings many years’ experience of conservation practice and teaching to the centre of Birmingham


For any information about any of the courses, please contact:

Course Enquiry Team
tel: +44(0)121 331 5595
Course Administrator
Shajdha Anwar
tel: 0121 331 7880
email: Shajdha.Anwar@bcu.ac.uk

For more information on the MA programme visit the site: bcu.ac.uk/conservation-ma