ARCH41080 Historic Urban Landscapes

Academic Year 2022/2023

This elective module provides scope to develop knowledge gained in the cultural heritage core module focusing on urban contexts. It expands theoretical and philosophical understandings of conservation and develops skills in strategies and techniques of identifying, protecting, conserving and interpreting monuments and sites as an integral part of Historic Urban Landscapes. Topics include urban morphology, architectural heritage, authenticity, conservation challenges and management frameworks for conserving World Heritage cities, including a field trip to Dublin city.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1) Demonstrate a critical understanding of conservation strategies and techniques in urban contexts;
2) Develop practical skills in identification and evaluation of urban heritage;
3) Understand contemporary conservation challenges in cities;
4) Analyse necessary conditions for authentic conservation of monuments, sites and historic urban landscapes;
5) Develop management frameworks for conserving World Heritage cities.

Indicative Module Content:

need to rethink

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Field Trip/External Visits




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
need to rethink 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Primary degree

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Historic Urban Landscapes (ZOOL40320)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Fieldwork: Illustrated fieldwork report, 3000 words maximum Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Essay: 3000 [max] word essay Week 8 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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