UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Conservation for Archaeology and Museums

Designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the practice of heritage conservation, this programme consists of one year's training at the institute, with an emphasis on developing practical experience under specialist guidance in the conservation laboratories, followed by a ten-month assessed conservation work placement in a museum or similar institution.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, principles of conservation MA or equivalent, or professional conservation experience.

Course modules

Year 1: Core modules: conservation processes; conservation studies; conservation: materials science. Year 2: Internship; during year 2, all students undertake supervised work experience in a professional environment.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical demonstrations, practical sessions and one-to-one practical tutorials. The programme is assessed in year 1 through essays, projects and conservation practical work on museum-quality objects; and in year 2, through practical projects, progress reports and oral presentation.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,550 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7495