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.
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- The programme is assessed through individual written papers, group projects, presentations, and report writing. An intensive overseas field trip (optional; normally to Germany) will give you the chance to explore conservation issues in another setting. Following the taught courses, you will research and write a dissertation of around 14,000–15,000 words on an aspect of architectural conservation.
- To complete your studies, you must demonstrate your familiarity with the historical and theoretical foundations and challenges of historic preservation; the techniques of recording and research; and the technologies of building repair. Elective courses can also develop more specific skills in areas such as the influences of planning law, contemporary architecture and building economics on the historic built environment; and the special conservation challenges of Modern Movement architecture and urban planning.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesArchitecture View 269 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
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?
International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12800 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Edinburgh
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