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Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

M.A. On Campus
12 months
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32588 USD/year
32588 USD/year
17486 USD/year
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About

The Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a practice- focused degree, rich in scientific content, scholarly approach and research methodology.

Overview

Students apply directly to the CAEM M.A. Degree Program. The Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) should not be confused with the research-focused Conservation of Material Culture (CMC) M.S./Ph.D. Program should not be confused with the practice-focused also offered by the Conservation IDP that trains professional conservators.

The two degrees share a scholarly approach to the discipline and strong commitment to the advancement of the conservation profession. In terms of curriculum, they will share 24 units of core coursework providing fundamental knowledge in the structure, properties deterioration and conservation of material culture, as well as, documentation methods and ethics and sets a common basis of understanding of the field and its developments for entering students from various backgrounds.

Degree Requirements

The CAEM M.A. degree however, requires an additional 32 units of conservation laboratory courses, a short practice application-oriented or research-based M.A. paper and an eleventh month internship (most commonly in a conservation department of a museum) enabling students to develop integrative and intense practice experiences and informed treatment skills, preparing them for professional conservation careers. The research design course, electives (subset research area courses), mentored-research experience and doctoral dissertation required in the CMC Ph.D. option on the other hand, builds research methodology skills, critical thinking, knowledge-generating research, entrepreneurial and leadership competencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Materials Science II: Characterization Methods in Conservation of Materials
  • Cultural Materials Science Laboratory: Technical Study
  • Science Fundamentals in Conservation of Materials
  • Cultural Materials Science I: Analytical Imaging and Documentation in Conservation of Materials
  • Science of Conservation Materials and Methods
  • Field Methods in Archaeological Conservation: Readiness, Response, and Recovery

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the program a B.A. or B.S. degree is required. Degree majors in the following areas of study are preferred: archaeology, anthropology, art history, cultural history, the sciences, or fields related to the study of past societies
  • Course Prerequisites 
  • Evidence of documented practical experience in conservation will be accepted, but is not required, for Fall 2021 applications due to restrictions related to COVID-19
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing Sample 
  • Official Transcripts
  • TOEFL Scores (international applicants only)
  • Portfolios will be accepted, but are not required
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32588 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    32588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32588 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    17486 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17486 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials
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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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