Heritage Science Scholarship

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is funding a scholarship, which is open to candidates accepted onto the UCL MRes in Science and Engineering in Art, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA).

Over the two-year period the successful applicant will spend time studying towards the MRes degree at UCL and with the HRP Conservation and Collection Care department at Hampton Court Palace, carrying out scientific research to support significant conservation projects such as the conservation of the Rubens ceiling paintings at the Banqueting House. Heritage science is an interdisciplinary research field encompasses all technological and scientific work that can benefit the heritage sector.

The scholarship covers the course fees for a UK/EU student and a stipend of UKP10,000 a year for living expenses. We are seeking an individual who

  • Is enthusiastic about science
  • Has strong intellectual abilities proven with the achievement of a good first degree
  • Plans to make a career in the UK heritage sector
  • Has a passion for history and for communicating conservation and heritage science to the public

Having completed the course, the graduate will be expected to seek employment in the UK in the first instance.

We particularly welcome black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) applicants as we consider that these groups are currently under-represented both in heritage science and within our own organisation: we believe that there should be better representation of our diverse society in this sector. HRP is committed to building an organisation that truly values the differences in people.  We are an equal opportunities employer and truly value a diverse workforce. 

If you are interested in this unique opportunity you will be invited to an open day at Hampton Court Palace where you will meet our scientists and discuss our exciting research projects.

Deadline for applications: 1st September 2016. 

Please apply online through the UCL application system:

Under funding, indicate “HRP scholarship”. In your motivation letter, please respond particularly to the above four selection criteria.

For more information please contact:

Dr Constantina Vlachou – Mogire, Senior Conservation Scientist

Email:, Tel: 020 3166 6458

Professor Matija Strlic, MRes SEAHA Course Director



Duration of Employment: 2 years
Job Type: Part Time
Salary: Scholarship covers the course fees for a UK/EU student and a stipend of UKP10,000 a year
Closing Date1 Sep 2016
Location: Hampton Court
Department: Conservation & Learning
Role: Conservator


All text above via this link on the HRP website, accessed 05/08/16.

For further details see this link on the HRP website.