Dr Melina Smirniou - Programme Leader
Dr Melina Smirniou is a conservator and archaeological scientist. She has worked at the British Museum, co-directed and founded Conservators Without Borders, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the not-for-profit Heritage Without Borders. Research interests include the Late Bronze Age primary production and glass trade in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Eastern Mediterranean, as well as analysis and characterisation of glass and glazed ceramics from a wide geographical and chronological range.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
Entry Requirements 2022-23
The University is home to Lincoln Conservation, a company that combines research, teaching, and commercial expertise: http://www.lincolnconservation.co.uk
When opportunities arise, students may apply to work on live projects, providing the chance to gain professional experience.
The course is associated with the Heritage Research Group: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/researchatlincoln/heritage/.
The University’s reputation in the cultural heritage sector leads to opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience on historical materials from museums and private collections.
International Study Visit
MA students on this programme may have the opportunity to join undergraduate and Diploma students on an optional international study visit. In the past these have included Berlin, Athens, Amsterdam, and Florence. Please note that students are expected to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs when taking part in an optional study visit.
We encourage all applicants to attend an interview. Virtual interviews on Skype or Microsoft Teams can be accommodated. Submission of a full CV and supporting electronic portfolio is required.
Graduates have gained employment as conservators in museums, galleries, historic houses, and conservation agencies, nationally and internationally. Internships have included roles in natural history at the Horniman Museum, mechanical objects at Edinburgh Museum, and textile conservation for the National Trust at Blickling.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
The MA by Research is designed to enable students to advance their knowledge in a particular field of conservation.
Studying history can help us understand change and enhance our understanding of the modern world.
Students are able to learn a range of research methods used within medieval studies and develop skills such as palaeography and Latin.