ARCH41430 Conservation Strategies

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module provides scope to develop knowledge gained in the first year introductory modules by examining conservation strategies used in cultural and natural World Heritage Conservation. It will explore conservation of built environments and approaches to defining, conserving and presenting monuments, sites and landscapes. In the context of natural heritage it will investigate in-situ and ex-situ approaches to practical wildlife conservation, the selection, design and management of protected areas and anthropogenic effects on biodiversity conservation.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• Demonstrate a critical understanding of conservation tools and strategies used in conserving World Heritage properties;
• Understand key conservation concepts, principles and techniques in conserving cultural heritage;
• Develop skills in identifying, protecting and conserving cultural significance of monuments, sites and landscapes.
• Recognise the complementary roles of in-situ and ex-situ conservation actions and critical issues in reintroduction programmes.
• Understand the science behind determining the best strategies for protecting threatened species and designing effective protected areas

Indicative Module Content:

Cultural significance; identifying monuments and sites; values-based approach; protecting endangered species; botanic gardens and zoos; defining and designing protected areas.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Online content, task-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Journal: A reflective journal which incorporates each of the study sessions. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Essay: Examine the concept of cultural landscapes as an interface between culture and natural heritage conservation using useful examples.
Week 5 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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Your feedback is provided via Brightspace. The feeback includes a rubric and also contains feed forward details - this will help you think about how you could improve your approach in future assignments

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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