Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Conservation of Wall Paintings

The course is designed to develop skills in a wide range of areas from science to documentation to art history. These skills underpin the theory and practice of conservation.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree, typically in the humanities or natural sciences. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in both Reading and Writing).

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: Formal teaching in basic science, materials and technology of wall paintings; conservation theory and methods; history of European wall painting; documentation; practical conservation (including 2-month period of fieldwork). Year 2 core modules: Specialist courses in the environmental causes of deterioration; scientific examination; cleaning and consolidation linked to departmental programmes and collections; extensive periods of fieldwork. Year 3 core modules: Further fieldwork; research project; deterioration, analysis, or conservation of wall paintings.

Assessment methods

Award of the degree is based on the examination of all aspects of the student's work.

Sponsorship information

Courtauld Institute studentships; ORS Awards are offered on competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,230 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,695 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,230 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,230 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,230 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Courtauld Institute of Art Westminster WC2R 0RN South East

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