Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Conservation Practice

The programme provides theoretical and practical skills. It gives a comprehensive intellectual framework with which to interpret, synthesise and critically evaluate objects and collections. Students study conservation theory and practice via project management and conservation of objects. The course includes a dissertation and a summer 8-week placement working in conservation.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors degree (2.1 or equivalent) in archaeology, history, ancient history, conservation, science and chemistry, or other related or relevant discipline. A level in chemistry or strong science profile at GCSE or equivalent. applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer based test).

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework and dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Limited number of bursaries; part-time students may spread their bursaries over 2 years; AHRC; research councils.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 208 75629