Taught course

Conservation Studies

University of York · Department of Archaeology

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Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you will need a good honours degree (upper second or first class) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in Architecture, Archaeology, History, History of Art or Architectural History, or in a relevant allied discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re interested in a career in heritage or historic building conservation, the Conservation Studies course at York gives you the theoretical knowledge and practical application of experience you will need for a professional role in the sector. Established in 1972, the course was the first of its kind in the UK, and has developed an international reputation for producing highly skilled and knowledgeable conservation practitioners.

  • Develop a critical understanding of new and evolving practice in heritage conservation.
  • Learn practical skills alongside experienced professional practitioners
  • Build relationships with conservation specialists and research organisations locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Develop careers-focused knowledge, experience and contacts.
  • Study in the heritage capital of Britain – be part of conservation in action.
  • Access state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories, archives and libraries.
  • Choose to study full-time over one year or part-time over two or three years.

York is one of the best places to study Archaeology, Heritage or Conservation. The Department has an excellent reputation and is one of the largest Archaeology teaching centres in the UK. The historic City of York is rich in architectural and archaeological treasures and resources which you will have easy access to during your studies

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1904 323963