Master Programme in the Humanities with a Focus on Cultural Heritage and Sustainability, 120 ECTS

Master in Conservation / Masterutbildning i kulturvård


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About the programme

The focus of this programme is Cultural Heritage and Sustainability. It is a specialisation of the Master Programme in the Humanities at Uppsala University. The programme is given full-time at Campus Gotland, located in the World Heritage Site of Visby.

The studies will provide you with professional, analytical capacities in areas such as heritage conservation and management, international relations and development with a focus on heritage issues. They will also give you a solid basis for pursuing a research career within the academic discipline of Conservation.

The first year provides you with in-depth knowledge of sustainability and developments within heritage studies, as well as knowledge of theories and methods used in Conservation.

As a student, you are introduced to four topics that apply different perspectives on heritage and sustainability: cultural heritage and development, heritage in identity politics, climate and energy efficiency policies, and cultural heritage in peace and conflicts. These topics all belong to the research profile of the department.

The second year offers three different paths to choose from: you can study one of the topics from the first year in greater depth; you can opt for studying abroad for one semester, or you can broaden your competence by doing an internship outside of the university. During the second year you will also write a Master's thesis.

You will graduate from the programme with a Master of Arts in Conservation.

Courses within the programme

Cultural Heritage and Sustainability – Master Programme in the Humanities

The Department

The Conservation unit at Uppsala University is a part of the department of Art History. This is a multidisciplinary department with a staff of more than 60 persons. The groups of Art History and Textile Science are located in Uppsala whereas the Conservation and part of the Art History units are located on Campus Gotland.

Campus Gotland

Uppsala University Campus Gotland is located in Visby, the main town of the island of Gotland. Visby is a medieval town that has been designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. A popular landmark is the fortress wall dating back to the 13th century, which surrounds the old city.

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Contact us

Gustaf Leijonhufvud, programme administrator
E-mail:, phone: +46 498–10 83 37.


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