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The study field of conservation involves the multiple layers of meaning of cultural heritage and is focused on preserving, restoring, and developing objects, buildings, crafts, landscapes, and gardens.

The Department of Conservation offers two unique master’s programmes. The Master's Programme in Conservation of Heritage Objects provides an opportunity to specialise within the conservation field, and to develop in depth skills in conservation techniques and instruments. The Master’s Programme in Conservation covers issues of maintenance and reuse, contemporary developments, and different aspects of participatory heritage planning, all in relation to the challenges of climate change, social movements, and socially equal futures. The programme also offers a great deal of flexibility if you are interested in specialising in your own area of interest.


The Department of Conservation offer master's courses in computer-based documentation and visualisation in the field of heritage conservation, and in scientific methods of analysis for applications in the conservation of cultural heritage objects.

Studying and living in Gothenburg

Our facilities

Our master´s study programmes and courses are held at the Earth Science centre in Gothenburg. In August 2023 we are moving to the building Natrium.

Study guidance

Do you have questions about studies at the Department of Conservation? Please contact our Study Counsellor.