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Duration: 1 academic year (36 weeks) full time
The Professional Development Diploma in Horology offers you a course of study some of which will be negotiated with your tutor and centres on building upon previous skills and experience across either a specific project, set of advanced skills or a research project.
It can be based upon working with historic objects or a new making project.
You can expect
You will work in our specialist clocks workshop equipped with a professional standard range of hand and machine tools for the production and treatment of clocks. Facilities include:
The on-site Art and Conservation Library puts thousands of specialist books and journals within your reach and you can access specialist databases in the IT suite.Find out more about the facilities
Entry to the Professional Development Diploma in Horology is through the FdA or an equivalent level of subject specific training or experience at least equal to the FdA or to a comparable second year of undergraduate study, along with an interest in horology and good manual dexterity and observational skills. This horology course is accessible to students from both humanities and science backgrounds.
International students will require English language CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B2 or IELTS 6.5 or above. Applicants are interviewed and required to undertake practical and observational tests.
Course fees are the same for UK and international students
£4,230 per term (£12,690 per year)
Lunch, accommodation and other living expenses are additional. Find out more
Student scholarships and bursaries
Scholarship and bursary awards are available for students who have accepted an offer to study at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Applicants for a scholarship award should show outstanding potential and a commitment to their studies and future career in their chosen subject. Applicants for a bursary award are required to demonstrate financial need.
If you are interested in applying for the Professional Development Diploma in Horology or would like further information please contact our admissions team.
Tel +44 (0)1243 818 291
Subject leader and short course tutor
Malcolm's extensive experience in private practice, as well as the heritage sector/museums, lies behind his in-depth understanding of the profession. He brings a comprehensive knowledge of traditional craft skills, theory and contextual history. He also has an interest in new and innovative ways of applying conservation to mechanical objects.