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Conservation with Specialization in Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects

Basic information
Name of programme (original language)
Kulturvård med inriktning mot konservering, masterprogram
Cultural Heritage Area
Crafts and traditional knowledge
Programme description

The master's program in Conservation with Specialization in Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects provides in-depth knowledge and skills in current science-based methods and approaches in the field of heritage conservation. The program is conducted in the subject of Conservation and rests on both scientific and humanistic foundations. It addresses sustainability aspects in relation to heritage conservation activities and how conservation can contribute to sustainability goals.

It maintains a holistic, interdisciplinary approach across professional boundaries which  is of extreme importance for a conservator. The program aims to develop the student's critical thinking and ability to perform conservation measures of high methodological and technical quality, based on in-depth knowledge and a profound understanding of the social, economic, ecological and cultural conditions of the object.

The program provides competence for employment and professional practice as a conservator in various functions in the public and private sector. The education is also carried out in close cooperation with ongoing research and offers a basis for research studies in the field of heritage conservation.

The pedagogy of the program puts the student's learning in focus and is based on current conservation knowledge, best practices and case studies. It encourages reflection and critical thinking in relation  to the student's knowledge and skills development.

The master's program offers each year a focus area within the heritage conservation field.  The focus area is decided and announced in time before the admissions open.

Is the programme a joint degree programme?
Double degree
Joint delivery
Does the E&T programme lead to a formal qualification?
Name of the qualification (English)
Degree of Master of Science
Name of the qualification (Original language)
Filosofie masterexamen
Education category (HE/VET/HE-VET)
Higher Education (HE)
Education format
Programme Type
Initial E&T
Academic degree
One time event or regular basis
Programme takes place on a regular basis
Once academic year
Last time it the programme took place (start date)
Number of annual graduates of the programme
Characterization of the E&T programme
Teaching language
Tuition cost

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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