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PhD Conservation of Cultural Heritage

PhD Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Heritage Administration/Management

Course type


Course Summary

This Conservation of Cultural Heritage PhD course is designed for students who have a passion to pursue a conservation or heritage-based research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors. As a research student, you will have access to 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 you will have the opportunity to benefit from the School’s research expertise in a broad range of conservation and cultural heritage areas. Strong links exist with the Colleges of Science and Arts, and an interdisciplinary research culture can facilitate collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics. Current research areas include archaeological conservation, paint and pigment analysis, and preventative conservation. A PhD is awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic to a group of academics. You are also expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding. Study at PhD level takes the form of supervised individual research. You are expected to work on one topic of your choice for the duration of the study period. On a regular basis, you are expected to produce appropriate written work, submit it to your supervisors, then meet with your supervisors to receive feedback on your submission and agree the next stage of work.

Different course options

Full time | Lincoln (Main Site) | 2 years | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a Master’s degree in conservation or related subject. A first or upper second class honours degree with significant experience may be considered.