Training programme: MSc in the Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces, University of Malta

Posted on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:06

The University of Malta, Department of Conservation and Built Heritage, is now accepting applications for a full-time Master's Course in the Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces (Stone and Wall Paintings), starting in October 2018.

The course will be of relevance to graduates in archaeology, history of art, chemistry, biology, physics, architecture or engineering, or other related fields, wishing to specialise in conservation and to make it their career.

We are happy to announce that the University is also offering a limited number of scholarships to Non-EU/EEA nationals to to pursue Master’s Degree programmes. Scholarship applications are due by May 30, 2018, and details are available at:

Structure of the MSc programme:

A one-year Preparatory Programme, starting in October 2018, is designed specifically to prepare students to commence the MSc in Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces opening the following year (October 2019). It will give students coming from a humanities background the opportunity to familiarise themselves with science-based topics, and conversely, students from a science background the opportunity to familiarise themselves with arts-based subjects.

The Preparatory Year is followed by the two-year multidisciplinary MSc course, which focuses on the conservation of decorative architectural surfaces (including wall paintings and stone). The programme contains an equal balance of theoretical and practical subjects, carried out throughout the academic years and during summer placements. Practical training is mainly provided through student fieldwork projects which the Department conducts at heritage sites in Malta. A dissertation is undertaken in the final year of the course.

If you have any questions about the course or application process, please contact Jennifer Porter,