Taught course

Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management

University of York · Department of History of Art

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for college graduates with a undergraduate degree in related fields such as architectural stained glass, conservation, other areas of art history, architecture, archaeology; those without a college degree but with exceptional experience or demonstrable skills may also be admitted subject to entrance test; previous experience in glass conservation is desirable. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers an integrated study of stained glass and its conservation, meeting a perceived need internationally for a qualification in this field and is taught in partnership with the Department of Archaeology.

This is a two-year programme, including four terms of taught courses, with two modules per term, an sixteen-week placement, and a five-month dissertation. Modules will be devoted to basic and advanced techniques of glass conservation. Other fields of study include the ethics and the philosophy of conservation, history of conservation, art and architectural history, archaeology, building engineering, conservation and the impact of climate change, and heritage and business administration.

There will be a free choice of art-historical or archaeological modules in the spring term of the second year. In each taught term a master class addressing current issues and new research will be conducted by a visiting lecturer. Leading conservation studios in Britain, Europe and the United States host placements, providing valuable work experience, and networks for future careers.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322978