UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Conservation Studies

The programme has a regional focus and includes extended placements in museums and heritage organisations, giving students the necessary theoretical and practical skills to pursue a career in conservation in the Gulf and beyond.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a related discipline from a UK university, a GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0 (US system), or another overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Degree class requirements can be waived for candidates with other exceptional qualifications, such as extensive professional experience in related fields.

Course modules

Year one: compulsory: principles of conservation; investigating objects (technology and deterioration); introduction to conservation practice; technical skills for cultural heritage; collections care and management; preventive conservation; placement i; optional: materials versus culture; interdisciplinary methods for the study of cultural heritage; any 15-credit module from the museum and gallery practice MA and the archaeology of the Arab and Islamic world MA as agreed with the module co-ordinators. Year 2: compulsory; applied conservation processes (option of different materials); material science for conservation; placement ii; optional; materials versus culture; interdisciplinary methods for the study of cultural heritage; debates in contemporary art curation; any 15-credit module from the museum and gallery practice MA and the archaeology of the Arab and Islamic world MA as agreed with the module co-ordinators; urban foundations of the Middle East; Islamic papyri (needs Arabic); Islamic ceramics; archaeology of the Ottoman Empire; gis 1; object-based learning; interdisciplinary methods for the study of cultural heritage.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical demonstrations, supervised practice, workshops, site visits and structured reading. Students undertake two two-month placements, one at the end of each academic year. Assessment is through essays, presentations, project reports, portfolios, placement portfolios based on project work, and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 2 years

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Programme Administrator
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020 7679 7495