BA Conservation Studies

We are still accepting applications for 2017-18 entry. Please download our application form from the link below.

If you would like to apply for this course please submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A personal statement of 300- maximum 500 words explaining your motivations for applying for a place on this course
  • A reference letter from at least one of the referees listed on the application form.

A portfolio is not a requirement and some of our students do not come from a background in Art or Craft.  You are however welcome to demonstrate evidence of  technical abilities by the addition of a selection of digital images of any relevant material such as drawings, craftwork, DIY or artwork that you have previously worked on.

We advise that anything that can support your application by demonstrating your aptitude for the course and ways that you meet the selection criteria should be brought with you to your interview.

Application deadlines, interviews and outcomes

If you are applying for the Conservation Studies please note the following:

Applications received by 29 January, will be interviewed between 13 February and 17 March, the outcome of which will be communicated by 24 March.

Applications received by 14 May, will be interviewed between 22 May and 02 June, the outcome of which will be communicated by 09 June.

If you wish to apply after the 14 May application deadline, please contact Admissions Officer via

If you are offered a place on the course you will have three weeks in which to accept and register on the course. If you do not respond by the acceptance deadline, your offer will be automatically placed on the reserve place, and reviewed again for the following interview period.

Timeline summary
Applications received by: …will be interviewed between: …with the outcome communicated by: …offers to be accepted by:
29 January 13 Feb- 17 March 24 March 16 April
14 May 22 May- 02 June 09 June 02 July

We ONLY accept Postal Applications, with prior agreement, hand delivered applications may be arranged.

Applications with a postmark prior to the deadline, WILL be accepted.

Bursary applications are due in by the end of May each year – only those who have already been offered a place will normally be considered.

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If you are short-listed you will be invited to attend an interview. If you are living overseas it may be possible to arrange an interview by telephone or Skype.



To prepare for the interview please read all of the sections on the course and particularly consider the selection criteria and anything that you can bring with you that will support your application.

At interview you will be asked to write a description of an object of our choice and will be asked about your motivation for studying on the course and relevant experience. We recommend that you bring with you images of any work you have produced that demonstrates your manual skills. If you do not have images of work then please contact the Conservation department to discuss alternatives.

It is always worth coming to an Open Day if you have any concerns or questions about making an application. Email to arrange a time to visit. If you are unable to visit please contact us to arrange a phone call.


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