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Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #35 (QS) , CA,
The Interdepartment Program (IDP) in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, administered through the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, grants two degree programs focusing on cultural heritage preservation. One is a three-year M.A. degree in Conservation, which is a collaborative effort between UCLA and the Getty Conservation Institute. 

About

  • The UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials is a cooperative effort between UCLA and the Getty Conservation Institute. Administered through the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, the program grants a three-year M.A. degree in Conservation. The mission of the program is to educate and train students in the highest standard of conservation practice and decision-making and to prepare them to work as professionals in the preservation of archaeological and cultural materials.
  • The program provides a multidisciplinary education drawn from collaborations within the university, and with conservation specialists at both the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Museum, as well as at regional museums. It is distinguished by its emphasis on materials, technologies, and cultural preservation closely associated with archaeological and ethnographic objects, found both in collections as well as on site, including indigenous materials, rock art, wall paintings and mosaics. Stressing the importance of working within a cultural context and as part of an interdisciplinary team, the program emphasizes the collaborative nature of conservation. Program goals include enhancing the standards of conservation treatment and research through the application of both cultural understanding and scientific methods of documentation,examination, analysis, and practice.
  • The preparation of the students is based on a three-year intensive curriculum consisting of two years of coursework, electives within the university, independent study opportunities, and internships in museums and sites. Students complete a master’s thesis, which includes a component of innovative research in any site of the fields of conservation covered in the program.

Programme Structure

The UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials will equip students with a range of skills and knowledge that will help them respond effectively to changing needs and conditions in the field of ethnographic and archaeological conservation. The courses will stress the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and decision-making, and prepare students to operate in a number of potential contexts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

All applicants must also submit:

  • a two page statement of purpose describing the applicant's academic achievements and goals for study at UCLA
  • a writing sample of approximately six pages
  • the Diversity Fellowship Application
  • the Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
  • a statement describing the applicants qualifications for the fellowship(s) selected
  • a one to two page personal statement describing the applicant's financial need
  • the Supplementary Information cover sheet
  • an optional resume or other record of accomplishments

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32374 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    32374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32374 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17272 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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