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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Master of Conservation of Easel Painting is no longer accepting new applications.

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Good II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

UK: BA degree in history of art, fine arts or natural sciences, or related subjects (at least a 2.1, or overall average of 65% and above)

• Overseas/European applicants: equivalent to a 2.1 UK first degree, for US applicants a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

• Evidence of visual acuity and manual dexterity (through e.g., a portfolio of art work), and practical test and colour matching under exam conditions

• Colour blindness test

• Evidence of a strong level of interest for paintings, their conservation, their history and making, and research potential.

University Minimum Academic Requirements

Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110


Score: Grade A & B (overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185 plus a Language Centre assessment)


Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 with no element lower than 185).

Visa Information

No ATAS required

What Is An ATAS?

Key Information

36 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Conservation of Easel Painting

Department of History of Art

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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