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  MSc Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects (Diss)


Durham University    Department of Archaeology

Full time & Part time September MSc 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time
History & Archaeology (19) Information Services (20) Materials Science (24)

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Embark on a rewarding journey with the MSc in Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects at Durham University. This two-year full-time or three-year part-time programme equips you with the expertise to research, analyse, and preserve historical treasures, ensuring their longevity for future generations. Delve into conservation skills, artefact studies, and collection care under the guidance of qualified conservators. The highlight of this course is a year-long placement at prestigious institutions like the Museum of London or the National Museum of Wales, enhancing your practical skills and industry exposure. Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, including research laboratories and a commercial archaeological fieldwork unit, all situated in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Durham. Entry requirements include a good second-class honours degree or equivalent, with a passion for archaeological and museum objects. Join us to become a sought-after conservator or artefact researcher in the dynamic field of heritage conservation.

About the course

The MSc in Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects (Professional Practice) combines specialist conservation skills with theoretical knowledge and a year-long placement. You will develop the skills to research, analyse, preserve and care for historic and archaeological objects, and safeguard them for future generations.

Note: This course replaces the MA in Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects, which was previously

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Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree (typically 2:1 Honours) or international equivalent in any subject.

Applicants without a degree will be required to demonstrate sufficient academic capability to satisfactorily complete this degree.

Evidence of engagement with and interest in archaeological and museum objects, while not formally required, is highly recommended. This may be in the form of employment, internship or volunteer work in a museum, historic house, or a collecting institute, such as an archaeological repository, or through archaeological site work.

One satisfactory academic reference is required.

Please see the website for further details on entry requirements.


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