Whether you are approaching the field from an architectural, historical, geological or other viewpoint, this programme will guide you through the foundations and challenges of this important means of nurturing cultural and national identity.
You will benefit from learning on our historic campus (located in Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site), and from the wealth of academic and intellectual activities associated with an internationally-renowned university.
You will be part of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies (SCCS), a specialist teaching and research unit that provides the depth of expertise and resources that ensures this programme is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.
Volunteering opportunities are also available through our partnerships with relevant organisations, allowing you to flex your skills in a practical setting.
This Architectural Conservation programme from The University of Edinburgh aims to provide students with the broad base of knowledge and skills necessary to embark on a career in one of the many professional sub-disciplines of historic preservation, ranging from heritage management to conservation architecture.
Crucially, your qualification will be extremely well regarded thanks to its recognition by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, the UK’s official organisation of architectural preservation professionals.
The programme is assessed through:
- individual written papers
- group projects
- report writing
Since the onset of the Covid pandemic in 2020, the programme has been comprehensively restructured to allow for hybrid learning, combining online lectures and course reading with in-person teaching in smaller groups.
Subject to any remaining social distancing restrictions, field trips within Scotland and England (and possibly overseas) will give you the chance to explore conservation issues in other settings.
Following the taught courses, you will research and write a dissertation of around 14,000–15,000 words on an aspect of architectural conservation.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesArchitecture View 270 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
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Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
We may also consider your application if you have relevant professional experience; please contact us to check before you apply.
Please ensure your personal statement addresses the following points:
- Architectural conservation: why and how are you interested in it? Please explain your specific interests within this broad field.
- How do you envisage that the programme will support your future ambitions in career and life?
- Which aspect of the advertised MSc Architectural Conservation programme description, or which other considerations, made you decide to apply for the programme?
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
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