Research course

Conservation of Cultural Heritage

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Design

Entry requirements

Master's degree in conservation or related subject. A first or upper second class honours degree with significant experience may be considered.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

MPhil/PhD in Conservation of Cultural Heritage offers you the opportunity to undertake an intensive study of a topic of your choice in the field of conservation and/or heritage studies, and to make an original contribution to scholarly understandings of your chosen subject.

While the emphasis is on your independent research, you will receive guidance from a team of academic supervisors who are connected to Lincoln's Centre of Conservation and Research:

Students can benefit from the research expertise of specialists working in conservation science, preventative conservation, digital heritage, heritage and climate change, the conservation of historic interiors, and critical heritage studies.

Strong links exist with other subjects and through an interdisciplinary research culture that facilitates collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics. Current research areas include archaeological conservation, paint and pigment analysis, and preventative conservation.

Department specialisms

Research areas covered within the School include: Archaeological conservation Architectural paint research Collections management Conservation of a broad range of objects and material types Cultural heritage and climate change Material culture Paint and pigment analysis Preventive conservation

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page

For further advice on IELTS and the support available, please contact the International College by email at

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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