Conservation of Cultural Heritage - MPhil/PhD

University of Lincoln
1.5-6 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

Conservation of Cultural Heritage - MPhil/PhD

Lincoln's Conservation of Cultural Heritage MPhil/PhD offers advanced research opportunities across the fields of conservation and heritage studies. Students can benefit from the research expertise of specialists working in conservation science, preventative conservation, digital heritage, heritage and climate change, the conservation of historic interiors, and critical heritage studies.

Research students will be able to access support and training designed to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for investigation and study at doctoral level. Direction will be available from a supervisory team, and students can benefit from the School's expertise spanning a broad range of conservation and cultural heritage specialisms.

Strong links exist within the College of Arts and with the College of Science, and there is an interdisciplinary research culture that facilitates collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics. Current research areas include archaeological conservation, paint and pigment analysis, and preventative conservation.

Admission requirements

Master's degree in conservation or related subject. A first or upper second class honours degree with significant experience may be considered.

You will need to submit a research proposal along with your application form. The research proposal will allow us to judge the quality of the application and to decide whether we are able to supervise your project.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Architectural Paint Research: Examining the theoretical and practice-based contributions to the conservation of built heritage
  • Curating C18 culture: conservation, interpretation, and presentation of the Doddington Hall tapestries
  • Ince and Mayhew and their place in Eighteenth-Century Furniture History

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery


MPhil: 1.5 - 3 years, PhD: 2 - 4 years


MPhil: 2 - 4 years, PhD: 3 - 6 years



  • Full-time: £4,688
  • Part-time: £2,344


  • Full-time: £16,700
  • Part-time: £8,350

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University of Lincoln

Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln

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