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Degree Programme in Conservation
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, 240 ECTS

Bachelor of Culture and Arts

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Kirsi Perkiömäki
Head of the Degree Programme
+358 40 186 8443
PO BOX 4072
FI-00079 Metropolia
Course Structure Diagram

Specific admission requirements

No specific admission requirements. General admission requirements are applied.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Students have the right to apply for recognition of prior learning. The recognition is based on the skills of the student regardless of the ways the fore mentioned expertise has been acquired. The student has the resposibility to demonstrate the skills required in the study objectives and to provide the required information and documentation based on which the decision will be made.

Qualification requirements and regulations

See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS:

Profile of the programme

Conservation is an interdisciplinary area of science. The purpose of conservation is to preserve our cultural heritage. Conservation includes all such actions which slow down and prevent the deterioration of cultural heritage. Conservation can be divided into technical and preventive conservation.
There are six different fields of specialisation in conservation; conservation of objects, furniture, interiors, textiles, paper and paintings

Key learning outcomes

The training gives students an extensive background knowledge in art and cultural history, material research based on chemistry and biology, technological studies and museology, and various conservation methods.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Conservators work in museums, conservation centres, archives, libraries, foundations, projects and universities, or as independent conservation entrepreneurs.

Access to further studies

Master's studies

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences course assessment criteria are specified in the course implementation plan. The teacher in charge of the course will be responsible for the assessment. At the beginning of the course students must be informed on the assessment principles which must be based on the course objectives. Assessment takes primarily place for each course and applies to the students who have registered and been accepted on the course. If necessary, different components of a course may be assessed individually. If the course consists of several components, the teacher may point this out in the assessment principles contained in the implementation plan.
The assessment scale is as follows: excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), very satisfactory (2), satisfactory (1), fail (0) and pass (P). Any deviations of this scale will be decided by the President.

Graduation requirements

240 ECTS credits to be completed according to the curriculum.

Mode of study

Full-time studies.

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Training periods are done in second and third spring.
Courses in the degree programme include cooperation with museums, conservation companies and public administration. Project studies include the Innovation Project (10 credits) which is carried out with working life and students from different professional fields.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

The student can apply to international exchange programs or complete his/her work placement abroad.