United Kingdom, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Preventative Conservation


Programme and institute

MA Preventative Conservation, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne


The Preventive Conservation MA develops an understanding of the wide range of materials that are used to create objects of moveable cultural heritage as well as the most appropriate strategies for storage, display and transportation.

The programme is highly vocational and provides an ideal basis from which to enter collections care or preventive conservation. It can follow on from a wide range of first degrees including: art history, archaeology, fine art, chemistry, physics, engineering or computing. For those already involved in collections care it offers the opportunity to underpin established knowledge and understanding with a formal qualification contributing towards professional accreditation

The integration of best practice with working practice is reflected in both the content and structure of the programme, which combines the principles of preventive conservation within an extended work experience placement.

There is great flexibility regarding how, when and where the student engages with the programme. It can be studied:

  • Full time over one year on campus
  • Part time over two years on campus
  • Full time over one year via distance learning
  • Part time over two year via distance learning

The mission of Northumbria is to foster an international community based on teaching excellence and outstanding student support in which learning and academic enquiry are both enriching and exciting whether on campus or via distance learning. The programme offers students the opportunity to share the expertise of subject specialists from both within and outside of the University.


MA in Preventive Conservation - Northumbria University, Newcastle UK

Northumbria is an internationally acclaimed modern university in the heart of the historic City of Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. Northumbria operates from two major campuses, one in the heart of the city (City Campus), the other in the suburbs (Coach Lane Campus), within easy reach and served by excellent public transport.