Courtauld Institute of Art

Course Introduction

The course is designed to develop skills in a wide range of areas from science to documentation to art history. These skills underpin the theory and practice of conservation.

Course Modules

Year 1 core modules: Formal teaching in basic science, materials and technology of wall paintings; conservation theory and methods; history of European wall painting; documentation; practical conservation (including 2'month period of fieldwork). Year 2 core modules: Specialist courses in the environmental causes of deterioration; scientific examination; cleaning and consolidation linked to departmental programmes and collections; extensive periods of fieldwork. Year 3 core modules: Further fieldwork; research project; deterioration, analysis, or conservation of wall paintings.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd class Honours degree, typically in the humanities or natural sciences. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in both Reading and Writing).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,695  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,230  Academic year. First year home fees