Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Preventative Conservation

This course is designed to prepare students for practice as preventative conservators, environmental managers or managers of collections of movable cultural heritage.

Entry requirements

1st degree in art history, archaeology, fine art, chemistry, physics, engineering or computing, or equivalent working experience in collections care; for those already involved in collections care comparable working experience could be considered; other requirements are good written and spoken English, computer, digital camera. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (575 paper-based, 90 internet-based) or equivalent.

Course modules

Conservation science; work placed learning; collections care; preventive conservation dissertation; conservation cleaning.

Assessment methods

Include assignments, portfolios, group tasks, the analysis and evaluation of case studies, examination and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Distance learning - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Online study - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4444