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About

Study the theory and practice of preserving historic architecture and cultural heritage sites in one of the world's most culturally significant cities with this Conservation of Historic Buildings degree from University of Bath.

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Overview

We offer you the unique opportunity to learn how to design and manage conservation projects while studying in a UNESCO World Heritage site. Taught by experts in the field, our course focuses on preserving historic buildings and cultural heritage worldwide. You’ll learn philosophical approaches to conserving the built environment and its significance within the context of international standards and charters, and English legislation frameworks. You’ll also explore materials, techniques, traditional constructional principles and structural behaviour.

To learn about conservation in practice, you’ll visit and work on case studies at historic buildings sites in and around Bath. These help you understand how our built heritage is repaired and re-used, and develop your technical and communication skills. You’ll finish your master’s degree with a large research project in an area of conservation that excites you.

Learn from experts in the field

Our Conservation of Historic Buildings course at University of Bath  draws on the research knowledge in our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering and expertise in the heritage sector. Our academics’ international collaborations and research feed into our teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Our research was ranked 1st in the UK in the Architecture and the Built Environment submission of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Use specialist facilities

We have a range of facilities to support your studies. Our library gives you access to online historical literature, maps and audio visual services, as well as professional databases such as Construction Information Services.

Start your future here

If you want a future in preserving historic architecture, then our course is the right choice to help prepare you for the next step in your career. We work with industrial partners to make sure you have the technical, communication and design skills that employers value. You’ll work on group projects with students on other construction-related MSc courses, preparing you for a range of professional positions. You’ll graduate with the ability to make a real contribution to the preservation of our architectural landscape. Our graduates have gone on to work in roles such as:

  • Inspectors and managers at Historic England and English Heritage
  • Senior National Trust managers and national amenity society inspectors
  • Local authority conservation officers
  • Conservation architects, engineers and surveyors in specialist practices

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultures and frameworks for conservation
  • Structural conservation
  • Materials, construction and skills
  • Professional and research skills for the construction industry
  • Principles of Construction Project Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a Bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.
  • To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in any discipline relating to the built environment including architecture, engineering, surveying, planning, geography, archaeology, history or management. We will also consider your application if you have an undergraduate degree in other disciplines, such as history of art, and wish to gain a vocational degree.
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
  • If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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.

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