ACP offers a foundation programme (one-year part-time) leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation and an advanced programme (two-years part-time or one-year full-time) leading to a Master of Science Degree in Conservation. Students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma foundation programme may apply for transfer to the second year of the Master Degree advanced programme (please note that transfer students will not be awarded the diploma). Students residing in Hong Kong and Macau may opt for either the part-time or the full-time study mode, while those from Mainland China and overseas may only apply for full-time studies.
Students admitted to the PDip(Conservation) take 9 compulsory Core Courses to be completed in one academic year. Students admitted to the MSc(Conservation) programme take 13 compulsory Core Courses and 2 Specialisation Courses to be completed in part-time mode in two academic years, or in full-time mode in one academic year. Based on their professional backgrounds, students in the MSc(Conservation) programme choose one of the two professional specialisation streams: the Technical Stream or the Management Stream.
ACP’s postgraduate programme is rigorous in both theory and practice by requiring students to produce research-based dissertations and carry out practical training placements in conservation related projects under such non-governmental organisations as UNESCO, as well as local and regional government agencies, cultural institutes and private companies. Classroom lectures are balanced with on-site learning during field studies to significant places of cultural heritage in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Southeast Asian countries.
MSc(Conservation) graduates, with professional experience, are eligible to become Professional Members of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON), while PDip(Conservation) graduates are eligible to become Associate Members.
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