University of Gothenburg

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
11339 EUR/year
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The Master’s programme in Conservation from University of Gothenburg enables students to improve their ability to independently identify and address complex problems and issues within the different areas of heritage preservation and conservation. The programme also prepares students for third-cycle studies in the field of conservation.


If you are interested in specialising in the heritage of built environment, the Conservation programme from University of Gothenburg offers in-depth studies in a wide array of questions, from preservation to contemporary use and development, in accordance with societal aims of participation and sustainable development. 

It enables you to strengthen your competence for practice in the field of the built heritage.

Conservation in a societal context

If you have a background in cultural objects conservation, the Master’s programme offers courses that will broaden your understanding of integrated conservation in a societal context. Presently a planning process is under way aiming for the development of an in-depth strand focusing on material properties, decomposition processes and long-term conservation as well as abilities to interpret and contextualize cultural objects and to critically assess relevant scientific, ethical and societal aspects in the multifaceted field of work of object’s conservators. 

If you have another relevant scientific and professional background, and an interest in the material and immaterial aspects of cultural heritage, the Master’s programme enables you to deepen your knowledge in the theory and practice of cultural heritage conservation.

Programme Structure

  • The programme begins with general courses that offer in-depth studies of the theoretical points of departure, historical conditions and role in society of conservation of cultural heritage, as well as assessment methods of relevance within the field. 
  • Students are then given an opportunity to design their own Master's degree by combining different individual courses with other courses offered by the Department of Conservation. It may also be possible to  choose elective  courses provided by other departments and institutions, in Sweden and elsewhere. 

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.

English requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11339 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22678 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Application fee: 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost: 238 000 SEK
  • First payment: 59 500 SEK


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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