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Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History

  • 1.

    • (a) The course will consist of lectures and classes on architectural history and on site evaluation and survey. The course may be taken on a part-time basis over a one-year period.

    • (b) The course will consist of three taught units, two of which will be on architectural history and one of which will be on site evaluation and survey.

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following portfolio of written work:

    • (a) three essays or projects linked to unit one of the schedule below, each of which shall not exceed 1,500 words in length;

    • (b) two essays linked to unit two of the schedule below, each of which shall not exceed 2,000 words in length;

    • (c) a workbook linked to unit three of the schedule below;

    • (d) a dissertation which shall not exceed 8,000 words in length on a topic selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and agreed by any two of the examiners.

    • The assignments under (a)–(c) and the dissertation under (d) will be uploaded to the University approved online assessment platform by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify to candidates. The dissertation shall be submitted in a format prescribed in the course handbook.

    3. Candidates may be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(a)-(c), or the dissertation under 2(d), or both, may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.
  • Schedule

    • Unit One

    • Historical Studies I: Settlement, Landscape and Medieval Buildings

    • Unit Two

    • Historical Studies II: Post-Medieval Buildings

    • Unit Three

    • Site Evaluation and Survey: Local Historic Building Survey