The MSc Programme at the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, University of Edinburgh

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Abstract

This paper presents the pedagogical strategies that underpin the learning experience and outcomes of the MSc in Architectural Conservation programme based within the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies (SCCS) at the University of Edinburgh. The MSc programme, established in 1969 – the longest established conservation programme in the UK – is a multidisciplinary, survey-type programme, which allows the students to learn the basics in a range of architectural and urban conservation specialisms, while giving them a good understanding of the inter-relations between these specialisms in conservation practice.
The MSc in Architectural Conservation is conceived as a broad introduction to the theories and ethical aspects of conservation, as well as the practice and technical aspects of conservation. Each course proposes a different sites for study, rather than taking the same site through from urban conservation to building analysis and conservation technology. The survey-nature of this programme makes it more desirable to select for each course the best possible site that meets its specific requirements, offering variety as well as complexity, and challenging students to sharpen their skills and knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Teaching of Architectural Conservation in Europe
EditorsCarolina Di Biase, Francesca Albani
PublisherMaggioli Editore
Pages107-117
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-88-916-1837-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRicerche sul restauro e la conservazione
PublisherMaggioli Editore

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