Successful applicants have usually gained a 2:1 or equivalent in their first degree, usually in the history of art, fine art or the sciences.
Months of entry
The three-year Postgraduate Diploma is a rigorous programme that combines conservation theory and practice, using both subject-based learning and problem-solving learning to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work within a professional framework in either the public or independent sector.
The course aims to educate reflective, professional practitioners able to contribute to the many different aspects of the profession, including interventive conservation practice, preventive conservation and collections management, conservation science and conservation research. The course structure is responsive both to professional requirements and individual interests.
The Department welcomes five students each year.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide proof of your English proficiency. The Courtauld requires an IELTS score of 7.0 or recognised equivalent.
Fees and funding
AHRC, Courtauld Scholarships
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||10|
|Dissertation||30 (10000 words)|
Course contact details
- Alex Hawkins
- +44 (0)207 848 2635