Research course

Conservation Science

University of Lincoln · School of Life Sciences
MSc by researchPhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 in a relevant degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Research students in Conservation Science work in multidisciplinary teams, often with archaeologists, historians and museum curators adding their chemical expertise to help address materials degradation, using fundamental scientific approaches.

Innovative analytical approaches and research chemistry are used to discover the complex reaction mechanisms that accompany the degradation of buildings. You will engage in the work of the Historical and Ancient Materials Research Group which is currently involved in collaborative projects with major organisations including the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew), the Natural History Museum and the National Museum of Wales.

You will have access to a range of training programmes to support you in your independent investigations and an impressive array of techniques for elemental, molecular and materials analysis, including facilities for controlled ageing and forced degradation of materials.

Information for international students

The International Office will help you with all aspects of your time with us, from making an application and ensuring that your needs are met during your study, through to graduation at the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for further information on funding: Postgraduate Fees and Funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12-36 months
part time
24-72 months


part time
24-72 months
full time
12-36 months


part time
24-72 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Professor Belinda Colston
01522 837448