Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Conservation of Fine Art

The course commences with modules that provide an understanding of conservation theory and practice, the chemistry of degradation of artists materials and scientific principles involved in environmental monitoring and management. These modules build critical awareness contextual skills for conservation. The course offers 2 distinct pathways: works of art on paper and easel painting and the remainder of the programme is designed to reflect the choice of specialism.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, preferably in chemistry, art history, fine art or physics; science graduates must also have competence in practical art and, for arts graduates, an A-level in chemistry or equivalent will strengthen the application; English language requirements are IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (575 paper-based, 90 internet-based).

Course modules

Conservation studies 1; conservation studies 2; conservation science; conservation project; conservation practice; conservation project.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; Northern Ireland Library and Education Boards; SOED.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4444