MA Conservation

As with our BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course, the MA focuses on the conservation of three dimensional objects made of stone and wood and related materials such as ceramics and plaster, along with decorative surfaces. The MA involves high level conservation projects, advanced conservation science, research, ethics and professional practice. The course culminates in the completion of an ambitious practical conservation project accompanied by an extended research and treatment report.

Our graduates have enjoyed an enviable rate of employment in the professional field. Many of the Department’s alumni have gone on to work within national museum / gallery conservation departments. This includes senior conservation posts in institutions such as Birmingham Museum and Art Collections, Historic Royal Palaces, the Museum of London, the National Trust, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey. Graduates are also employed throughout the private sector with firms such as Cliveden Conservation Workshops, Plowden and Smith, Nimbus Conservation, Taylor Pearce Conservation.

The Course Handbook can be found on ‘How to Apply‘ page, under ‘Where can I find the Course Handbook?’

If you are interested in this course please book a meeting or open day with Dr Marina Sokhan the Head of the Conservation Department by emailing


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