The University of Lincoln aims to provide an ideal environment in which to advance your knowledge and conservation skills at postgraduate level.
You will have access to a wide variety of historic materials and can choose to focus on remedial treatment, preventive conservation or collections management.
For those already working in conservation, a blended learning option allows submission of practical projects derived from your current place of employment.
The School of History & Heritage has strong links with museums, professional bodies and agencies in the heritage field, which can provide opportunities for placements and study abroad. Please see the Features tab for more information regarding the potential costs of these placements.
How You Study
Most Conservation tutors and technicians are qualified conservators with a wide range of professional experience in the museum and heritage industry. Blended learning opportunities combining flexibility, support and academic rigour also exist for those already working in conservation.
The composition and delivery for the course break down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.
Contact an Independent Study
Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of the study.
The postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two-three hours in an independent study.
For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.
How You Are Assessed
The programme utilizes a full range of assessment including essays, reports, practical work, seminar and poster presentation and research project/dissertation.
Students on the blended learning option are required to submit a monthly report to monitor their progress and sessions through Skype or over the phone are offered by the module tutor.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
A good reputation has been built within the Cultural Heritage Sector that ensures fine quality and challenging objects are often trusted to the University for treatment.
International Study Visit
MA students on this programme may have the opportunity to join undergraduate and Diploma students on an optional international study visit. In the past, these have included Berlin, Athens, Amsterdam, and Florence. Please note that students are expected to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs when taking part in an optional study visit.
First or second class honours degree in conservation or equivalent professional experience.
International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
About the School
Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.