The BA (Hons) Conservation of Cultural Heritage degree offers opportunities to gain extensive, hands-on experience working on a range of historic materials provided by museums and private collections. Contact with sector professionals and visiting lecturers will also provide students with the opportunity to build contacts in the field. Students will have the opportunity to undertake conservation treatments on a range of different objects and materials. Starting with simple objects in year 1, and increasing in complexity as skills and knowledge are built, the practical aspect culminates in an exhibition of work at the end of the final year. The course aims to enable the application of theory to practice and students have the opportunity to navigate decision making and ethics through independent research and the guidance of tutors. Conservation science teaching aims to provide students with a theoretical understanding of materials science and instruction on testing and identification using a range of analytical techniques.