Conservation

Based in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, you join a vibrant academic and research community, proud of our reputation for training the next generation of researchers.

Supervised by experts, our postgraduates encounter exciting opportunities to debate and exchange ideas, whether through our internationally-connected Research Centres or numerous seminar series.

Our projects across disciplines continue to advance research, supported by partners ranging from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to the Wellcome Trust.

Programme aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research, academia, heritage, museums, contract work and consultancy.

Distinctive features

  • Wide range of analytical approaches to archaeological and conservation science.
  • Specialist knowledge of metals, pigments and glass within conservation research groups.

Key facts

Mode of study Full-time, part-time
Qualification PhD, MPhil
Full-time duration PhD 3 years, MPhil 1 year
Part-time duration PhD 5 years, MPhil 2 years

We offer a full range of expertise, but the following areas are of particular strength:

  • Study in ancient technologies, the analysis of materials, their structure and decay, conservation science and conservation treatments.
  • The Care of Museum Collections
  • Archaeological Conservation
  • Archaeological Science.

Funding

We are delighted to be part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

There are currently no funding opportunities available.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2017/18)

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Students from outside the EU (2017/18)

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Suitable for graduates in archaeology, history, ancient history, conservation science and chemistry, and other related and relevant disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and biological and physical sciences.

Applicants should normally possess a master's degree in a subject related to their research interests.

English language requirements

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Postgraduate loan

Postgraduate loan

Loans available worth up to £10,280 for UK/EU students starting a master’s degree in the academic year 2017/18.

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