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16 Masters Programs in Conservation

A master’s is a graduate degree that shows a student has received advanced education in his or her chosen field. Taken after receiving an undergraduate degree, this program can take from one to four years to complete. What is a Master in Conservation? This degree program continues where bachelor degree studies leave off, focusing on advanced research skills and more intricate subjects. You w… Read more

A master’s is a graduate degree that shows a student has received advanced education in his or her chosen field. Taken after receiving an undergraduate degree, this program can take from one to four years to complete.

What is a Master in Conservation? This degree program continues where bachelor degree studies leave off, focusing on advanced research skills and more intricate subjects. You will learn how to conduct research on and conserve important cultural objects created of stone and wood, along with decorative surfaces. Additional materials used to create these three-dimensional pieces include ceramics and plaster, which you will also learn how to preserve.

With so much information available on the Internet today, it’s important to learn how to research and where else to look for information on the objects you will be working with. Advanced research skills are sought after in many fields. You can also learn how to plan and carry out long-term projects in this program, gaining valuable project management skills.

Schools around the world offer a Master in Conservation, and tuition costs vary at each institution. You should contact the school directly for more information on costs.

Learning about the methods used to create art in all its forms will give you a deeper appreciation of cultural practices that can lead to a variety of careers. You might enjoy working as a curator for a museum or corporation. As you become more of an expert in your field, you may choose to work as an estate appraiser, an antique dealer or manage an art gallery. In the publishing field, you may enjoy writing or editing articles and/or books.

You can complete a Master in Conservation program through a variety of online schools and enjoy studying from home. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Want a program with true pedigree? Try the Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, run by the RLICC (Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation), founded by ... +

Want a program with true pedigree? Try the Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites, run by the RLICC (Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation), founded by Raymond Lemaire. The RLICC has more than 40 years of experience in training, research and consulting in the field of preservation of constructed heritage. Its advanced international and interdisciplinary study program in the conservation and restoration of historic monuments and sites is a three-semester program. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

This programme is taught entirely in English and trains experts in cultural heritage conservation with a strong interdisciplinary approach (chemistry, physics, biology, comput ... +

This programme is taught entirely in English and trains experts in cultural heritage conservation with a strong interdisciplinary approach (chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, geology) and emphasises hands-on experience with innovative conservation technologies. At the end of the programme, you will possess the qualifications you need to become a conservation scientist, a technical and scientific expert in the conservation of cultural heritage. You will be able to design and use new restoration and conservation technologies, develop and design prevention and maintenance projects and carry out investigations of artefacts in a conservational context. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Bologna
Ravenna, Italy

The Master's degree in Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage is aimed at the education and training of Conservation Scientist, a scientist with knowled ... +

The Master's degree in Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage is aimed at the education and training of Conservation Scientist, a scientist with knowledge on chemistry, physics, biology, geology and informatics applied to cultural heritage and further knowledge in conservation (ethics, history, cultural values, historical technologies, past and present conservation technologies and practice, specific scientific aspects, etc.). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage is developed within the Official Postgraduate Program of the Faculty of Fine Arts, at the Universidad Complutense de M ... +

The Master's Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage is developed within the Official Postgraduate Program of the Faculty of Fine Arts, at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid . -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage is a hands-on programme, taught by experts in the field, giving you the opportunity to develop a wide range of advanced conservation s ... +

The MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage is a hands-on programme, taught by experts in the field, giving you the opportunity to develop a wide range of advanced conservation skills in preparation for a career in the heritage sector. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Besançon, France

The Rare Book Digital Humanities master’s degree aims at providing high level competence in rare and early books with a view to providing the capacity to work in the book trad ... +

The Rare Book Digital Humanities master’s degree aims at providing high level competence in rare and early books with a view to providing the capacity to work in the book trade or in rare book conservation and digitization, along with digital humanities expertise allowing one to supervise digitization, online accessibility, and 3D animation projects, among others. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, French
Sep 2020
19 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia

The MA programme trains specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource.

The MA programme trains specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The Cyprus Institute
Nicosia, Cyprus

This is a unique program in Cyprus and the region, which aims to provide new scientific knowledge that will enrich and enhance the research and academic careers of its partici ... +

This is a unique program in Cyprus and the region, which aims to provide new scientific knowledge that will enrich and enhance the research and academic careers of its participant students. Furthermore, the postgraduate program will equip students with a wide range of transferable practical skills that will provide them with a significant advantage in the current and future competitive labor market. The program’s goal is to prepare students for careers as scientists and experts in Cultural Heritage with a strong background in the use of digital tools and scientific methods. Graduates of the program will be competitive to pursue work in the private or public sectors of Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, History, and Art Architecture, Museum Studies or the Study, Rehabilitation and Management of the Historical Structured Environment. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

The Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science.

The Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia

The graduate study in Restoration and Conservation (wood, paper, textile, metal, and ceramics) lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the ... +

The graduate study in Restoration and Conservation (wood, paper, textile, metal, and ceramics) lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, students acquire the academic degree of Master in Conservation and Restoration (wood, paper, textile, metal, ceramics). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture
Canterbury, United Kingdom

The MSc in Architectural Conservation is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics worldwide with an interest in architectural heritage including architects, engine ... +

The MSc in Architectural Conservation is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics worldwide with an interest in architectural heritage including architects, engineers, archaeologists, art historians, geographers, and surveyors. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
City & Guilds of London Art School
London, United Kingdom

After many successful years running a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation, the City & Guilds of London Art School is proud to announce our new MA Conservation that will r ... +

After many successful years running a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation, the City & Guilds of London Art School is proud to announce our new MA Conservation that will run alongside our existing BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course from Autumn 2017. All of our Conservation courses will then be validated by our long-standing partner Birmingham City University. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Palazzo Spinelli Group
Florence, Italy

This master aims to prepare applicants who intend to work in the sector of Cultural Heritage. Students will have the opportunity to develop a pragmatic and practical approach ... +

This master aims to prepare applicants who intend to work in the sector of Cultural Heritage. Students will have the opportunity to develop a pragmatic and practical approach to the themes relating to cultural heritage, preservation and conservation through a series of hands-on experiences at restoration sites and laboratories combined with the direct study of artworks and practical internship sessions in enterprises and institutions. -
Master
Full-time
1500 hours
Italian
Campus
 
CEPT University
Ahmedabad, India

Conservation and Regeneration program is a two-year specialist education in theory and practice of building conservation and conservation led urban regeneration. The program s ... +

Conservation and Regeneration program is a two-year specialist education in theory and practice of building conservation and conservation led urban regeneration. The program situates itself in the context of the World Heritage City of Ahmedabad and engages with the historic built environments, urban histories and theories, contextual design approaches and community engagement to explore the relationship between conservation practice and urban regeneration. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Saint Petersburg, USA

USF St. Petersburg has announced the new Master of Science in Conservation Biology degree program, which will launch in Fall 2017. The addition of the new graduate program—the ... +

USF St. Petersburg has announced the new Master of Science in Conservation Biology degree program, which will launch in Fall 2017. The addition of the new graduate program—the only M.S. thesis-based degree of its kind in the State University System—will complement the institution’s thriving undergraduate degree program in biology, which has grown to include more than 760 enrolled students since its Fall 2012 inception. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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