University of York

University of York

Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management

The programme offers an integrated study of stained glass and its conservation, meeting a perceived need internationally for a qualification in this field and is taught in partnership with the Department of Archaeology. The aim is to offer training for a variety of employment, in stained glass conservation workshops, but also in heritage management, arts administration, architectural offices, engineering offices, administration of historic buildings and museums.

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for college graduates with a undergraduate degree in related fields such as architectural stained glass, conservation, other areas of art history, architecture, archaeology; those without a college degree but with exceptional experience or demonstrable skills may also be admitted subject to entrance test; previous experience in glass conservation is desirable. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Module includes: basic and advanced techniques of glass conservation; ethics and philosophy of conservation; history of conservation; art and architectural history; archaeology; building engineering; conservation and the impact of climate change; heritage and business administration.

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 322978