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Conservation of Fine Art (2 years full-time) (MA)


Northumbria University Arts

Full time September MA 2 years full-time

About the course

If you dream of preserving the artistic feats of the past for future generations to appreciate, then you could have the passion that it takes to study our art conservation master’s program . Your love of art and technique will motivate you with the patience and attention to detail necessary for this career path, while a calm temperament is essential to the practice.

It is the combination of technical skill and passion for the arts makes this unique MA perfect for those from both a science-based and arts background.

Integrating a mix of fine art, science and forensic techniques, you will study a range of subjects including studio and work-based practice, conservation theory, science, technical examination, preventive conservation and research training skills.

This Conservation of Fine Art MA

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, usually in chemistry, physics, art history or fine art, although applicants from other related fields will also be considered.

Applicants with science backgrounds must have interest in learning about practical art, and arts graduates should have minimum grade B GCSE in Science or may choose to complete a specialist science course (such as Chemistry for Conservators run by IAP in London). This will strengthen their application.

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).


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