Conservation, M.Sc. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
24 months
11374 EUR/year
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The interdisciplinary Conservation programme of the University of Gothenburg is about cultural heritage conservation in a societal context. It provides you with advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to address the tangible and intangible resources of cultural heritage, and deals with the complexity of their conservation.



The material and immaterial aspects of cultural heritage link our past with the present and future, and are enmeshed in critical questions of identity, memory, and sense of place. The programme is designed to deepen your knowledge about the characteristics and multiple layers of meaning that constitute cultural heritage, and condition its influence and doing in societies. It helps you develop new skills in the documentation, assessment, interpretation, and conservation of cultural heritage.

During the Conservation programme of the University of Gothenburg you will engage in ongoing projects and delve into current methods of conservation, covering issues of maintenance and reuse, contemporary developments, and different aspects of participatory heritage planning. In a broader scope, the programme provides you with new knowledge to address heritage conservation in relation to challenges of climate change, social movements, and socially equal futures. Combining academic studies with research assignments, it enables you to link theory with practice, and build your capacity for both professional and research careers.

Firm grounding in research and collaboration

Our programme is taught by lecturers and guest scholars with national and international experience. We collaborate closely with a number of private heritage conservation actors and public agencies, including the Swedish National Heritage Board and a range of museums. We also enjoy an array of international connections, especially through the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, led by scholars at the Department of Conservation, as well as the different Erasmus agreements that network with us throughout and beyond Europe. The past four decades of experiences and connections have provided the Department of Conservation with an important history and position in Sweden. Participating in our master’s programme would help you find new connections, inspirations, and internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation and Sustainable Development
  • Integrated Conservation
  • Research methods in Conservation
  • Theory and History of Conservation
  • Sustainable management of cultural landscapes
  • Industrial Heritage: Use and Re-use

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a professional qualification of at least 180 credits, or equivalent training obtained abroad
  • The applicant's previous studies fulfilling this requirement must concern areas of knowledge dealing with the content, organisation or construction of cultural heritage, or different practical perspectives of cultural heritage in a societal context, or the conditions for how cultural heritage can be interpreted and constructed
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11374 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22749 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 248,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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