Note there is a maximum of 10 places available on the course each year, due to size of the teaching laboratory. A good second class honours degree (typically 2:1 Honours) or international equivalent OR professional qualification or two years relevant work-based experience; and a pass in mathematics (Grade C or above at GCSE level, or equivalent). Applicants without a degree will be required to demonstrate sufficient academic capability to satisfactorily complete this degree. Chemistry Requirements: one of the following An 'AS' level in Chemistry or its equivalent A degree which included a significant science component, e.g. Biology or Material Science An A, B or C grade for Chemistry in a Scottish 'Higher' or similar high grade in the Irish 'Leaving Certificate' may also be acceptable Completed university level course units in Inorganic and Organic chemistry - this is particularly appropriate for students from North America Completed the 'Chemistry for Conservators' course. This is a correspondence course, which last approximately 6 months. Details of the course are available here. All students need to be able to accurately distinguish between colours and safely handle objects, scalpels, and other conservation tools. Students may be required to undertake tests to ascertain the levels of some of these skills if they are invited to visit. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Months of entry
This is a 2 year (full-time) or 3 year (part-time) course, which educates and trains graduate students to be conservators capable of researching, analysing, cleaning, preserving and caring for a wide range of archaeological and museum objects.
It is intended for those who wish to become practising artefact conservators, or work in the fields of artefact research or preventive conservation. Graduates of the course will normally work in museums or large heritage organisations such the National Trust or English Heritage.
Graduate students are drawn from a wide range on disciplines, but manual dexterity, a very basic knowledge of chemistry and an enthusiasm and desire to work with museum objects are essential.
- Conservation Theory
- Conservation Skills
- Artefact Studies
- Care of Collections
- Conservation Practice
Information for international students
English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- (0)191 334 1100