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About

Are you fascinated by the heritage of historic buildings and the stories behind their structures? If that sounds like you, then this course is the perfect way to take your studies to the next level.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Overview

On our MA Conservation Architecture degree course, you'll explore why it's important to retain our heritage sites, the financial constraints and consequences of doing so, the methods available to restore them and the most effective ways to manage heritage buildings.

You'll learn professional, legal, management and administration skills, and we'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in historic building conservation.

What you'll experience

On this Conservation Architecture degree course, you'll:

  • Get involved with some of our regional regeneration projects to test and develop your ideas
  • Undertake studio-based design projects and engage with our other collaborative projects with academic institutions both in the UK and overseas in countries like Turkey, Spain and Australia
  • Have the opportunity to ‘earn and learn’ by working on real-life contracts through our Projects Office

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the world of historic conservation.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • studio-based work
  • independent study
  • group-work

You’ll get a timetable 4 weeks before the start of a teaching block.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • studio review of design work
  • evidence based conservation design decisions and proposals
  • research project

Careers and opportunities

On completing this course, you'll have the specialist skills to pursue a career within the architectural and planning professions. What's more, you’ll develop historical and technical knowledge, and understand research methodologies applicable to conservation.

The creative skills, professional competencies and expansive learning environment that we provide has also led our graduates to careers in marketing, advertising, journalism, virtual design and even modelling through to people-centred careers such as project management.

Alternatively, you can choose to continue your studies to PhD level.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • conservation work
  • consultancy
  • regeneration projects
  • heritage management

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Conservation and practice
  • Conservation: theories
  • Research methods and research proposal
  • Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

September

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building and Surveying, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Conservation Architecture
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University of Portsmouth

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