UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology MRes

The Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) MRes is a pioneering Master's course that delivers an outstanding cross–disciplinary heritage science education.

The programme introduces you to a unique assembly of scientific disciplines — physical sciences, engineering, imaging, computing, social sciences — brought together in order to address research questions relating to cultural heritage.

It adopts a block-taught modular structure and leading-edge teaching techniques by academic staff from UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of Brighton.

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    About the programme

    The programme delivers tailored teaching through research. You’ll be taught by accomplished academics and you will have access to outstanding scientific resources, including the Heritage Science Laboratory and the Mobile Heritage Lab, our unique mobile facility for field research and public engagement.

    You will develop transferable skills of leadership and management with the guidance of informed heritage and business professionals, in a teaching environment designed to promote debate, individual thinking and mutual understanding.

    After completing the programme, you will be ideally suited to continue with a PhD or a challenging cross-disciplinary research career in industry or heritage institutions.

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    About you

    To apply, you should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field and some demonstrable research experience, or five years’ experience in a relevant field.

    Why choose The Bartlett?

    We are:

    • Located within the UK’s largest multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, in one of the world’s top universities
    • Based in central London, close to world-leading architectural, engineering and creative practices, many of whom are partners
    • Host to students from over 40 nations, many of them among the most sought-after in the world for their drive, creativity, and skills
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