24 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management programme from University of York will give you practical experience with up-to-date conservation techniques, and an opportunity to work with leading conservation studios, museums and heritage institutions in Britain, Europe and the United States.

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The course will provide you with invaluable work experience, and networks for your future career.

You'll train for a variety of employment in stained glass conservation, cultural heritage management, arts administration, museums, and the administration of historic buildings. You'll combine practical work with intensive seminar study to investigate the key issues in approaches to conservation and heritage. The course will also prepare you for a higher research degree.

Every other year, you'll have the chance to join a European study tour, visiting major stained glass sites, and exploring leading conservation practices.

We teach the course in partnership with the Department of Archaeology.

Careers and skills

This Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management programme from University of York is for students who want to work in stained glass conservation, collections management, museum curation or heritage management. Potential employers will value the experience you'll gain on your placement. Our graduates are now leading figures in the discipline in the UK, Germany, Belgium and the USA. The course also prepares you for doctoral research.

Career opportunities

  • Stained glass conservation
  • Cultural heritage management
  • Heritage and conservation
  • Arts administration
  • Museums, galleries, studios
  • Historic building administration
  • Academia

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Introduction to Stained Glass Conservation and Spring Masterclass 
  • History and Theory of Stained Glass Conservation 
  • Conservation Studies: Approaches to Conservation 
  • Painting on Light: Stained Glass in the Medieval Tradition
  • Conservation Studies: Issues in Cultural Heritage Conservation 
  • Art and Imagery of York Minster
  • Cultural Heritage Management: Concepts, Principles and Practice
  • Advanced Techniques of Stained Glass Conservation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in related fields such as architectural stained glass, conservation, art history, history, architecture, archaeology, fine arts, literary studies. Applicants below 2:1 or equivalent will be considered on condition of an interview with the programme leader

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management
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