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¿Qué aprenderé?

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

  • To develop excellent practical skills through object-based treatments
  • Theoretical, scientific and analytical study of artefacts and materials
  • To perform historical research and interpretation of the objects you work on
  • To work on artefacts from public and private collections
  • To apply Icon's Professional Standards in Conservation

Learning environment

  • High tutor: student ratio
  • Interdisciplinary environment
  • Lectures including visiting lecturers from public and private institutions, and workshops


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:

  • Individual work benches for each student
  • Access to the full range of metalworking and woodworking facilities in the adjacent departments
  • Digital photography facilities for the production of photographic records and documentation
  • Area for cleaning and testing completed work

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.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Conservation

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (1 )

Costos de estudio
£12.690,00 (US$ 15.364) por año
Esta es una tarifa fija
Fecha de inicio

26 Septiembre 2022


West Dean College

West Dean,


West Sussex,

PO18 0QZ, England

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes internacionales

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.

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