The School of Conservation runs a single Master’s degree programme, which is common to all students. The programme consists of joint teaching and subject-specific teaching in the form of seminars.
The School of Conservation’s Master’s degree programme builds upon the student’s undergraduate education within the areas of active and preventive conservation, restoration, history of the subject, relevant neighbouring humanities and natural sciences, and relevant arts and crafts. That means that, in selected areas, the graduate acquires a knowledge, which is based on the highest level of international research in the conservator profession.
The graduate will be equipped to relate critically to the knowledge of these subject areas and to identify relevant scientific issues.
The graduate masters scientific methods and equipment within the above, selected subject areas, together with general skills associated with the work of preservation, restoration and conservation.
The graduate will be equipped to assess and select scientific methods, equipment and solution models in the context of conservation and restoration, and to come up with new models for analysis and solutions.
The graduate will also be equipped to disseminate and discuss professional conservation and scientific issues to/with both academic peers and non-specialists.
The graduate will be equipped for the independent management of working and development processes, which are not only complex and unpredictable, but also presuppose new solution models.
Finally, the graduate will have the expertise to take responsibility for the independent initiation and implementation of conservation and interdisciplinary collaboration as a conservator, and to be responsible for their own professional development and specialisation.