The Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects (Diss) course offered by Durham University is intended for those who wish to become conservation scientists or work in the fields of artefact research or preventive conservation. Graduates of the course will normally work in museums or large heritage organisations such the National Trust or English Heritage.
Graduate students are drawn from a wide range of disciplines, but manual dexterity, a very basic knowledge of chemistry and an enthusiasm and desire to work with museum objects are essential.
Many of our postgraduates move into an academic career, either teaching or by taking up post-doctoral research positions in universities. Others join museums or national and regional heritage organisations. Some work in professional archaeology, in national or local planning departments, while others elect to use their analytical and presentation skills to gain positions in industry, commerce and government.
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- Conservation Theory
- Conservation Skills
- Artefact Studies
- Care of Collections
- Conservation Practice
- 24 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArchaeology Museum Studies View 141 other Masters in Archaeology in United Kingdom
A good second class honours degree (typically 2:1 Honours) or international equivalent in any subject and a pass in mathematics (Grade C or above at GCSE level, or equivalent).
Chemistry Requirements: one of the following:
- An 'AS' level in Chemistry or its equivalent
- A degree which included a significant science component, e.g. Biology or Material Science
- An A, B or C grade for Chemistry in a Scottish 'Higher' or similar high grade in the Irish 'Leaving Certificate' may also be acceptable
- Completed university level course units in Inorganic and Organic chemistry - this is particularly appropriate for students from North America
International28350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 28350 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
Year 2 Full Time Fees
- EU Student/Home Student: £4,300 per year
- International non-EU Student: £9,450 per year
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