Taught course

Care of Collections

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. Suitable for graduates in Archaeology, History, Ancient History, Conservation, Science and Chemistry, and other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and biological and physical sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Care of Collections provides a holistic understanding of caring for cultural heritage collections. The course equips students with the expertise necessary to practice collections care within a wide range of institutions such as museums, archives and historic houses, by developing a detailed understanding and critical appreciation of the principles underpinning collections care.

It also fulfils a broader educational remit by enhancing skills to interpret, synthesise and evaluate information. In doing so it prepares students for further research. The MSc in Care of Collections provides opportunities for graduates from conservation and other disciplines to study preventive conservation and the care and management of cultural and heritage collections.

Special Features
  • Students will be ‘twinned’ with a real heritage organisation and have the opportunity to study the operation of this organisation and how it relates to the care of collections
  • The programme does not presume a high level of scientific knowledge, which allows it to attract applicants from a wide range of disciplines
  • There are a high proportion of transferable skills in research, project design and report writing within the degree scheme
  • The degree offers specialist skills for students building a portfolio of qualifications for entry to the museum sector

For more information, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p037.html.

Information for international students

International students can find equivalent entry requirements via our website. 6.5 IELTS or equivalent is required.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding available for Masters students in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion please see the school's funding website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

MS Jane Henderson
+44 (0) 29 2087 5629