Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects
Note there is a maximum of 10 places available on the course each year, due to size of the teaching laboratory.
A good second class honours degree (typically 2:1 Honours) or international equivalent OR professional qualification or two years relevant work-based experience; and a pass in Mathematics (Grade C or above at GCSE level, or equivalent).
Applicants without a degree will be required to demonstrate sufficient academic capability to satisfactorily complete this degree.
Chemistry Requirements, one of the following:
An 'AS' level in Chemistry or its equivalent.
A degree which included a significant science component, e.g. Biology or Material Science.
An A, B or C grade for Chemistry in a Scottish 'Higher' or similar high grade in the Irish 'Leaving Certificate' may also be acceptable.
Completed university level course units in Inorganic and Organic chemistry - this is particularly appropriate for students from North America.
Completed the 'Chemistry for Conservators' course. This is a correspondence course, which last approximately 6 months.
All students need to be able to accurately distinguish between colours and safely handle objects, scalpels, and other conservation tools. Students may be required to undertake tests to ascertain the levels of some of these skills if they are invited to visit.
Care of Collections,
You develop your abilities as independent learners through supervised practical conservation work for 4 days a week over 10 weeks and create a portfolio of your work and reflections. The emphasis on using the independent study and research skills developed in the first year of the course is continued through the dissertation, which marks out the researcher route. Under the supervision of a member of academic staff with whom you will typically have ten one-to-one supervisory meetings, you will undertake a detailed study of a particular area resulting in a significant piece of independent research.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (EU)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 24,300 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2017||-||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|