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TCP8912 : Conservation and the City Project

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor John Pendlebury
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


To develop knowledge about both the potential of urban design and conservation strategies and the wider context of place, environment and society within which these take place.
To assist students in developing a critical observational capacity with regard to the historic form.
To develop skills in the fields of conservation of the historic city environment.

This module builds upon TCP7024 in semester 1, allowing students to further develop their observation and analysis skills in relation to the historic urban environment. Students undertake an individual project exploring and analysing a historic townscape.

Outline Of Syllabus


Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion129:0029:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading126:0026:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical22:004:00Student Presentations PIP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork14:004:00PIP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision32:006:00Tutorials PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study127:0027:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Fieldwork and private study on an individual project allow the student to develop conservation skills.
This module did not run in 20/21. It requires students to explore a place. Usually this includes a meeting with a tutor on site. In the event of restrictions on fieldwork an alternative plan would have to be considered, relating to the prevailing restrictions at that time.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M100Individual project work 2,000 words or equivalent
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The projects allow the students to develop practical skills and knowledge in the fields of conservation of the built environment

Reading Lists