Taught course

Professional Conservation

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 conservation, conservation professionals and science graduates. Graduates from the following areas of study would also be considered: chemistry, physics, natural sciences, biology or other science subjects.

Route 1- Professional Conservation: Developing Investigative and Research Skills within Conservation Practice.Route 2- Conservation Science: Theory and Analysis in Conservation.

Months of entry


Course content

This is an opportunity for conservators with an existing undergraduate qualification to upgrade their skills and qualifications to a Masters level. The degree will give you a chance to reflect and develop your critical thinking skills and analytical techniques for a career in conservation and Heritage Science. The degree is also suitable for science graduates keen to build a career in a scientific role within the cultural heritage sector.

Course Aims

Cardiff's Professional Conservation MSc provides opportunities for qualified conservators and scientists to develop their primary training in professional conservation practice and to enhance their research skills. The MSc Professional Conservation is designed primarily for trained conservators, but also provides science graduates with the opportunity to utilise their training and to develop their specific research skills within conservation science.

Special Features
  • Links conservation theory and practice in the workplace and research-based conservation.
  • Allows students to choose various areas of specialisation.
  • Offers transferable skills in research, project-design and report writing.

For more information, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p260.html

Information for international students

International students can find equivalent entry requirements via our website. Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

his course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ms Jane Henderson
44 (0)29 2087 5629