Over the three/four terms there is an average of 15 hours per week of formal contact between staff and students.
Approximately half of the contact hours are in the form of lectures and seminars, while the remaining hours are in the form of practical work. The latter includes some drawn presentation of survey plans and conservation proposals, report writing, essays and computing.
A considerable amount of time is kept free from formal staff-student contact to allow students an opportunity to read widely in relation to lecture courses and practical work, and to permit students to consult individually with members of staff.
In order to proceed to the MSc (Semester 3), Diploma students must have achieved coursework marks and examination results equivalent to a good Honors Degree standard.