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Time to upskill or fancy a career change? We are opening doors for building professionals!

By 8 December 2020January 13th, 2021No Comments
Oak timber framing

We have extended the applications for the next intake of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s MSc in Timber Building Conservation until 31 January 2021. The course is validated by the University of York.

If you, or anyone you know are interested in specialising and/or fancy a career change in Timber Building Conservation, then this course is the one!

This programme enables those who have some prior knowledge in building conservation to improve their competence, skill-set and understanding of an important, and in-demand, professional specialism in timber and associated craft and techniques. This long established course was set up by specialists in timber building conservation, and modules covered include:

  • Development of timber structures
  • Timber science and decay
  • Timber-framing systems
  • Site and workshop practice, and associated materials
  • Repair of timber structures
  • Consolidation and surface finishes
  • Research project

The course is run as a series of six study modules taken over 18 months, followed by a six-month research project. This course is designed to enable students to continue working whilst studying. There will be a two-day induction in March with teaching commencing in May 2021.

For more information or to apply, please email MScprogrammes@wealddown.co.uk