Research course

Conservation of Cultural Heritage

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a Master's degree in Conservation or related subject. A candidate with a 2.1 and significant experience may also be considered.

Months of entry

February, May, October

Course content

These programmes of study are designed for students who have a passion to pursue a conservation or heritage based research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors.

As a research student, you will have access to support and training designed to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for investigation and study at doctoral level. Direction will be available from a supervisory team and you will have the opportunity to benefit from the School’s research expertise in a broad range of conservation and cultural heritage areas.

Strong links exist with the Colleges of Science and Arts, and an interdisciplinary research culture can facilitate collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics.

Current doctoral research topics include:

  • How can architectural paint research and analysis enhance the conservation-restoration and historiography of cultural built heritage in the UK?
  • Regarding mediocrity: conservation, interpretation and presentation of the Doddington Hall tapestries
  • Biodeterioration of limestone: role of microbial biofilms and possible intervention strategies (in collaboration with Dr Ronald Dixon, School of Life Sciences)
  • Nineteenth-Century Amateur Art in Places of Christian Worship
  • Tennyson and the Archive
  • David Brewster and the Development of the Kaleidoscope
  • The Life and Work of William Logsdail

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
18-36 months


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Dr Jim Cheshire