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Conservation Practice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
This highly-regarded programme teaches the design, execution and delivery of research in conservation and conservation science via seminars and laboratory practice.

About

The degree delivers the knowledge and expertise for graduates to operate as professional conservators in the heritage sector. It also provides transferable skills in project and resource management, problem solving and communication that would suit a wide range of careers, while also offering a solid platform for pursuing research.

Gaining a sophisticated understanding of theoretical principles and practical applications, you will become adept in the care and protection of cultural heritage artefacts through laboratory experience and close tuition, which develops your skills in the practice of both new and traditional conservation techniques. 

Over the two years, you will evolve a sophisticated understanding of theoretical principles, amassing considerable experience of working on cultural heritage objects from the UK and across the globe. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Projects
  • Essentials of Conservation
  • Museums' Collections Management
  • Evidence-based Preservation
  • Material Change in Context: Organics
  • Advance Practical Projects
  • Designing Research in Heritage Science
  • Making Conservation Decisions
  • Postgraduate Skills in Archaeology and Conservation
  • MSc Conservation Dissertation

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    120 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

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                    90

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                    6.5

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                  Academic Requirements

                  • Applicants should normally possess a higher education degree with a first or good upper second class Honours (UK), or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent to this. 
                  • This programme is suitable for graduates in archaeology, history, ancient history, conservation and the sciences. 
                  • If you have an arts-based degree you must supply evidence of your highest level of education within science. Evidence of an interest in or commitment to the cultural heritage sector will strengthen an application.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    19950 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 19950 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • National Applies to you

                    8950 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                  Living costs for Cardiff

                  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

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