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Historic Building Conservation, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Historic Building Conservation course at Kingston University 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.

About

The Historic Building Conservation course at Kingston University is designed to balance strategic analysis with a good working knowledge of core techniques. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to extend your current practice and/or gain knowledge and expertise in new areas. You will work with a range of professionals and specialists to broaden your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. A week-long field trip to a European city will provide the opportunity to further develop your technical knowledge and embed it within a practice scenario.

Key features

  • 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 team works with a variety of different organisations, including Historic Royal Palaces, building preservation trusts, Historic England, specialist practitioners, craftsmen and contractors.
  • 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.

Where this course will take you

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.

The Historic Building Conservation MSc helps prepare you for roles such as:

  • Office holders within advisory or regulatory bodies, supporting the wider remit of historic building conservation
  • Positions within private and voluntary organisations working on historic fabric
  • Specialist roles within your current profession, supporting your application to specialist registers
  • Independent consultancy

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Analysing and Condition of Historic Buildings
  • Defects and Pathology, Repair and Renewal
  • Legislation and Economics for Historic Buildings
  • Regeneration and Conservation of Historic Environments
  • Research Principles and Application
  • Research Project/dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a 2:1 or 1st class 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8185 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8185 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union:
  • MSc part time £4,502
Overseas (not EU):
  • MSc part time £8,415

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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