The variation in licentiate and doctoral thesis topics in the department over the years reflects the breadth and complexity of the field of conservation. As a doctoral student in conservation, you can conduct research into the conservation of historical cultural objects, craft studies problems or studies of the diverse values of the built environment and the landscape.
A common feature of our doctoral students’ research projects is that they relate in some way or another to the conservation and development of our cultural heritage. As the field is broad and diverse, a number of different methods, approaches and scientific perspectives, taken from the natural sciences, the humanities, the social sciences and artistic research, are used. Many of the projects are carried out in close collaboration with professional actors in conservation in the community. The third-cycle programme is the equivalent of four years of full-time study and comprises one year of coursework and three years working on a thesis.