Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects, M.Sc. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
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Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects

24 months
28772 EUR/year
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The Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects programme of the University of Gothenburg is a practical conservation course. Laboratory-based learning is complemented by an internship in conservation practice. The course is taught in English and involves both theoretical and professional training to hone your technical skills and prepare you for a career in art conservation.



Preserving works of art is necessary for the appreciation of our tangible heritage by future generations. Materials used to produce works of art are often intrinsically susceptible to chemical degradation; conservation aims to stabilize and understand how we can preserve cultural heritage and works of art. Climate change, risk, and increased demand for access to works of art in exhibitions are particular challenges that conservators will need to address.

A unique opportunity to specialize

The specialization—following ENCoRE requirements—has a different material focus. The focus will be modern materials. In 2019 and 2020, the conservation of easel paintings was offered. Different specializations will be offered in the future, including stone and wall paintings, archaeological and ethnological objects, textile and prevention conservation.

The Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects programme of the University of Gothenburg incorporates professional codes of ethics and scientific methods of analysis in assessing the condition of artifacts and implementing preventive and remedial methods for conservation. You will develop methodological and technical skills while incorporating critical thinking in conservation, reflecting on how your decisions influence context and treatment.

Firm grounding in research and collaboration

Our programme is carried out in close cooperation with national and international organizations including the Swedish National Heritage Board (RAA), and enjoys an array of international connections, for example University College London and universities in the Nordic countries. We also have Erasmus agreements with conservation programmes across Europe. 

If you’re interested in theoretical rather than practical art conservation, take a look at our sister master’s programme in Conservation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Digital Tools for Heritage Conservation
  • Current Issues in Conservation
  • Research Methods in Cultural Heritage Conservation

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 in Conservation
  • Students with equivalent education may, after examination, be admitted to the program
  • 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

    28772 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57545 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: 628,000 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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