Taught course

Conservation of Clocks and Related Objects

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation · West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Entry requirements

To join the PGDip/MA programme you will need to have a good first degree in Conservation or a closely related field; or have completed a Graduate Diploma in a closely related subject; or demonstrate an equivalent proficiency in basic conservation science, academic skills (research, writing and critical analysis) and practical hand skills, including manual sensitivity and dexterity.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme has an international profile for conservation of clocks and dynamic objects, and provides an historical and cultural context for the analysis, assessment and treatment of historic objects. You will develop practical, theoretical and professional conservation skills, applying your learning to making treatment decisions for exciting and challenging projects.

You can expect

  • To develop excellent practical skills through object-based treatments.
  • To learn the principles and techniques of historical horological manufacture and repair.
  • To study materials science and learn about preventative conservation.
  • To work on historic objects.

Fees and funding

Currently a third of all tuition fees are met through bursary or scholarship funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 1243 811301