These programmes of study are designed for students who have a passion to pursue a conservation or heritage based research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors.
As a research student, you will have access to support and training designed to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for investigation and study at doctoral level. Direction will be available from a supervisory team and you will have the opportunity to benefit from the School's research expertise in a broad range of conservation and cultural heritage areas.
Strong links exist with the Colleges of Science and Arts, and an interdisciplinary research culture can facilitate collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics.
Current doctoral research topics include:
How can architectural paint research and analysis enhance the conservation-restoration and historiography of cultural built heritage in the UK?
Regarding mediocrity: conservation, interpretation and presentation of the Doddington Hall tapestries.
Biodeterioration of limestone: role of microbial biofilms and possible intervention strategies (in collaboration with Dr Ronald Dixon, School of Life Sciences).
Nineteenth-Century Amateur Art in Places of Christian Worship.
Tennyson and the Archive.
David Brewster and the Development of the Kaleidoscope.
The Life and Work of William Logsdail.