UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course offers students an introduction to the context of heritage conservation, of how conservation works, and of the issues and constraints which affect conservation practice. The programme explores the principles, theory, ethics and practicalities relating to the care and conservation of a wide variety of objects and structures.

Course Modules

Core modules: Issues in conservation (context of conservation); issues in conservation (understanding objects); conservation in practice (preventive conservation); skills for conservation management. Options: Approaches to artefact studies; archaeology and ethnicity; archaeolmetallurgy 1 (mining and extractive technology); archaeometallurgy 2 (metallic artefacts); archaeological ceramics analysis; archaeological glass and glazes; chemistry for archaeology and conservation; managing archaeological sites; managing museums; material structure and deterioration of craft materials; museum and site interpretation.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree normally in archaeology, anthropology, history of art or the physical sciences from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Degrees in other subjects may be accepted, and relevant experience (e.g. in conservation, archaeology or museums) is an advantage.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,665  Academic year. First year home fees