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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum


Entry Requirements:

Applicants considering undertaking the Master of Easel Painting Conservation qualification would ideally possess a BA degree in History of Art or in a subject related to the field of painting conservation, for example, Fine Art, History of Art or Natural Sciences, awarded at a 2:1 level or higher.

Overseas applicants will require a 2:1 equivalent first degree, and for US applicants, a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Ideally, candidates will be able to demonstrate a blend of manual skills and basic science and art history. However, other specialisms and degrees in other fields will also be considered if candidates are able to demonstrate aptitude for the field.

Other requirements include: evidence of visual acuity and manual dexterity (e.g. through practical portfolio), colour blindness test and evidence of a strong interest for paintings, their conservation, history and making, and research potential. 

English language requirements: 

Evidence of competence in English is required for application, only in the case where English is not a native language. If invited to interview, it is recommended that candidates submit test results beforehand. If this is not possible, candidates will be asked to submit test results no later than the acceptance deadline. For more information, please navigate to the competence in English page on the Cambridge University Postgraduate Study webpage.