Taught course

Conservation Studies

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: a degree or equivalent in any subject. No prior experience in conservation is necessary.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Lincoln has the largest conservation and restoration centre in the UK with more than 25 years' experience of teaching related skills. The School has strong links with local, regional and national museums, professional bodies and agencies in the heritage field.

The Graduate Diploma is an intensive one-year conversion course for graduates from a non-conservation background. It enables you to progress on to the Master's in Conservation of Historic Objects to complete your conservation training. Alternatively, it provides a platform from which you can pursue a career in the heritage industry.

You are assessed at key points throughout the year. A portfolio of drawings and photographs are required as part of the Conservation Skills module, which includes two practical assessments. The Conservation Theory module is assessed by a presentation and phase test. Other modules require documentation in the form of notebooks, essays and reports, an an assessment of the treatments applied to historic objects.

Information for international students

Proof of English Language ability required, equivalent to O level Grade C or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Amr Ahmed
+44 (0)1522 886644
+44 (0)1522 886880