12 months
14500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Building Conservation and Adaptation course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) focuses on the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings and sites, with the primary aims of conserving significance and sustaining active use.

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You’ll examine the challenges involved in managing historic buildings and look at the role they play in the sustainable revitalisation of our towns and cities.

As well as exploring the techniques of conservative repair, adaptation, retro-fitting and extension in depth, you’ll also analyse the legislation involved in the protection of historic sites. You’ll gain an understanding of the challenges heritage experts encounter in finding viable uses for at-risk buildings in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially viable, while managing to conserve what makes them special.

This Building Conservation and Adaptation course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers the ideal foundation for a fascinating career working within the heritage sector and the historic built environment.

Future careers

This course has been running for over two decades and has a successful track record of equipping students with the skills and experience they need to forge successful careers working within the heritage sector and the historic built environment.

Working with historic buildings and sites requires particular expertise and an understanding of the principles and philosophies that underpin the global drive to conserving our shared heritage. Developing such an expertise requires academic and practical experience, and these needs define the overarching aim of the course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Regeneration
  • History of Buildings and Towns
  • Building Recording and Anaysis
  • Masters Dissertation
  • Building Conservation
  • Adaptive Re-Use
  • Conservative Repair

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree in a related subject such as Archaeology or Architecture or Town Planning
  • Students with relevant and extensive industry experience will also be considered
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 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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