Research course


Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in archaeology, history, ancient history, conservation science and chemistry, and other related and relevant disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and biological and physical sciences. Applicants should normally possess a Masters degree in a subject related to their research interests. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

This course aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research, academia, heritage, museums, contract work and consultancy.

We offer a full range of expertise, but the following areas are of particular strength:

  • Study in ancient technologies, the analysis of materials, their structure and decay, conservation science and conservation treatments.
  • The Care of Museum Collections
  • Archaeological Conservation
  • Archaeological Science

Special Features

  • Wide range of analytical approaches to archaeological and conservation science.
  • Specialist knowledge of metals, pigments and glass within conservation research groups.

Further details of this programme and how to apply for it can be found on our website:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Prof. David Watkinson
+44 (0)29 2087 4249