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Historic Building Conservation MSc

Historic Building Conservation MSc

Different course options

Full time | Knights Park | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Architectural History Ancient Monuments: Conservation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course enables you to become a professional within the specialist field of historic building conservation. London is rich in its collection of historic buildings, and the course team places great emphasis on using these to illustrate and inform elements of the course. Past and ongoing works at the Historic Royal Palaces, together with several national and local heritage organisations and practitioners, are used to support project work.

The course is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and on successful completion graduates in suitable employment, will be able to proceed to the RICS final assessment programme. The course is consciously interdisciplinary and international. Current and former students include archaeologists, architects, architectural technologists, chartered surveyors, craftsmen, engineers, and project and construction managers.

Assessment: Essays, reports, seminars, workshops, group field trip, project work, presentations, and dissertation. Our programme is both inclusive of a wide range of professions and disciplines and supportive of those looking to develop new knowledge and skill. Advice is offered throughout, to encourage you to develop your individual career trajectory, building on your existing and your developing knowledge and skills.

Modules

The module aims to provide students with a deep and critical knowledge of the law, policy and regulation frameworks that apply to listed and heritage buildings, both within the UK and in a European context. In particular the module covers law relating to the protection and alteration of buildings, including the design of contiguous new builds and to conservation and heritage areas. The module also introduces students to economic principles insofar as they apply to the historic environment and considers the case for protection and conservation and the economic instruments used in the private and public sector to make decisions relating to conservation of the built environment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,820

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should normally have a 2:2 degree. This can be in any discipline, although a related subject is an advantage. Some experience of working in the industry would also be useful.

University information

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