University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

**MA Conservation is not taking applications for 2018'19. We will be taking time to research new ways of delivering this acclaimed programme.**

The course values its extensive partnerships with industry and as part of the research we will consult widely with both professional bodies and the museum, gallery, library and archive sector. The aim is to make sure we continue to match the needs of the industry in which many of our alumni have leading roles. If you are interested in applying for this course in the future please register your interest through the College website and we will keep you up'to'date about its application status.

MA Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts is a two'year course with over 40 years’ experience in teaching specialist skills and knowledge, and prepares our students for work in specific fields of the conservation world.

Our MA Conservation students benefit from the College’s strong connections to London’s heritage community, which includes The British Library, Kew Gardens, London Museum, London Metropolitan Archives, The National Maritime Museum, Tate, The V&A Museum, The Wellcome Trust and many more.

The course offers two pathways that our students choose to specialise in; Art on Paper, and Books and Archival Materials.

**About Camberwell College of Arts**

Camberwell College of Arts is internationally regarded for the outstanding quality of its courses, staff and facilities.

It is a unique place to study with a strong sense of community, which encourages students to rethink current practices and cultivate their own style.

Camberwell has had major investment over the last couple of years, with a new academic building and halls of residence on campus, transforming it into a 21st century art school embedded in its local, national and international communities, and dedicated to driving forward positive social change through art and design.

Course Modules

Art on paper; books and archival materials.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA £13,180 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA £28,840 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • BA (Hons) degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent academic qualification; professional qualifications recognised as equivalent to a BA (Hons) degree; professional experience or experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to the qualifications required; a combination of qualifications and experiential learning, which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to the qualifications required; applicants should ideally have experience of working or volunteering in a conservation setting; although a portfolio is not a requirement for this course, we recommend applicants demonstrate their intricate handcraft skills or work related to conservation at the interview stage; IELTS level 6.5 or above if English isn’t a 1st language, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.