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Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology BSc (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview and aims of the ProgrammeOur BSc Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology will equip you with the skill set required to be a practising conservator. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to develop, execute, report and record evidence based strategies and actions for preserving historic and archaeological objects. We specialise in the conservation of historic and archaeological museum objects, using both preventive and interventive conservation procedures. All of our teaching is set against the cultural context of the objects undergoing treatment by students, which are genuine museum pieces. Working on these objects, you will consider the needs of owners, and current and future end users in designing your treatments. Working in our laboratories from day one, you will have access to a wide range of state of the art conservation and scientific facilities. This degree delivers a broad transferable skill set that encompasses discursive writing, imaging, practical work, communication and investigation using analytical instrumentation. Together these skills produce graduates who use evidence-based thought processes to deliver outcomes aimed at preserving our cultural heritage.Distinctive Features of the Programme• You will work on archaeological and historical objects from museum collections in practical classes led by conservators accredited by ICON the Institute of conservation and the course learning outcomes are informed by ICON’s professional standards as set out in the PACR documents. • As part of the assessment for the practical projects modules in years two and three, you will be offered the opportunity to submit work for formal assessment. This can include a portfolio, publications such as book and conference reviews, conference papers and posters, public blogs or museums activities such as hands-on children’s introduction to conservation. Many students use this as a starting point to build their personal profile and reputation in the field.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,200per year

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University information

Cardiff University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,500 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide, giving students access to unique opportunities.
A wide range of dedicated support services for international students including pre-departure advice, airport pickups, personal tutor guidance and more.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 33 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    122 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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