Research course

Conservation of Cultural Heritage

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Design

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Lincoln's Conservation of Cultural Heritage MPhil/PhD offers advanced research opportunities across a range of fields with Conservation and Heritage Studies. Research students can benefit from specialists working in: conservation science, preventative conservation, digital heritage, heritage and climate change, the conservation of historic interiors, and critical heritage studies.

Research students will be able to access 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 students will can benefit from the School's research expertise spanning a broad range of conservation and cultural heritage specialisms.

Strong links exist within the College of Arts and with the College of Science, and there is 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 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

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
  • PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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