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MA Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

Catalog id : 60335
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

14500 EUR
2006 EUR
2006 EUR

Application fee

International 50 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Humanities
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)600

World University Ranking

About this course


The Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage programme introduces the theory and practice of conservation. In addition to this the student can choose from nine conservation specialisations. The curricula combine theory with practice, and humanities with science.

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Eligibility Criteria

Please read all the requirements carefully. In the online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements.

  • This course is open for application to all students with:
    • A degree in the humanities, preferably with a minor in Conservation and Restoration;
    • A degree in the sciences, preferably with a minor in Conservation and Restoration.
    • Bachelor’s degrees in Art History, Cultural Studies, History, Archaeology, Materials Science and Chemistry provide a particularly suitable basis
  • English language requirements: New Master's students should be able to speak, read, write and understand English at advanced academic level.
  • Application documents: To apply for this Master's programme students need to upload all of the application documents.
  • The exact admission requirements of this program can be found here:http://www.uva.nl/en/education/master-s/master-s-programmes/masters-programmes/masters-programmes/content/folder/conservation-and-restoration-of-cultural-heritage/application-and-admission/1.-check-the-entry-requirements/admission-requirements.html

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Course Modules

The programme has a workload of 120 ECTS:


  • 60 ECTS object-focused practical training
  • 42 ECTS theory courses
  • 18 ECTS thesis


The exact Course Catalogue for this Program can be found at: http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2016-2017-en/search-programme/programme/2456/181800

The nine specializations of this programme are:

  • Book and paper
  • Ceramics, stone and glass
  • Contemporary art
  • Historic interiors
  • Metal
  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Technical Art History
  • Textiles
  • Wood and furniture

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How to Apply

Please make sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Check the entry requirements and deadlines
  • Register in Studielink 
  • Submit the application to the Graduate School of Humanities
  • Provide Supporting Documents:
    • Copy of your passport or ID
    • Official transcripts of your BA and/or MA
    • BA diploma (for those who have already completed their BA)
    • Motivational letter
    • CV or resumé
    • Sample of written work (min. 10 pages)
    • English language test (unless they are exempt)
    • Programme specific documents (if applicable)
    • Receipt of application fee payment (non-Dutch BA only)
    • Scholarship application (excellent non-EU students only)
  • Pay the application fee (only for non-Dutch BA)
  • Register for courses
  • Pay the tuition fee

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