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Conservation of Fine Art
Conservation of Fine Art MA
Conservation of Fine Art MA

Conservation of Fine Art MA

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

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Course Information

Would you like to apply your arts or applied sciences background to the conservation of fine art?

  • Northumbria University’s MA Conservation of Fine Art course is the only Master of Arts course in the UK that specialises in the conservation of Easel Painting and Works of Art on Paper.
  • 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.
  • In addition to the core modules studied, you will have the option to undertake a work placement during years one and two in the UK or abroad.

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Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year 1
EF0126 -
Academic Language Skills in FADSS Level 7 (Optional,0 Credits)
VA7032 -
Conservation Theory and Practice 1 (Core,30 Credits)
VA7033 -
Conservation Theory and Practice 2 (Core,30 Credits)

Year 2

EF0126 -
Academic Language Skills in FADSS Level 7 (Optional,0 Credits)
VA7016 -
Conservation Dissertation (Core,60 Credits)
VA7034 -
Conservation Theory and Practice 3 (Core,30 Credits)
VA7035 -
Conservation Theory and Practice 4 (Core,30 Credits)


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • This course will develop your skills and knowledge towards working effectively in the fine art conservation laboratories or conservation jobs across the world.
  • You may choose to work in galleries or museums, or progress your research to PhD level.
  • Recent  illustrious alumni list, include  Virginia Lladó-Buisán Head of Conservation & Collection Care Bodleian Libraries, Britta New, Paintings Conservator at the National Gallery in London and Eleanor Hasler, Head of Paper Conservation at Kew Gardens.
  • As your professional development is in-line with the current postgraduate professional standards for the Conservation of Fine Art, your access to postgraduate professional jobs within the conservation sector is likely to be enhanced.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single: 300 GBP/year

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