Architectural conservation - the action of conserving built heritage while maintaining its values - is practiced differently across the world; sometimes not at all due to cultural and economic constraints.
All full-time students take instructional classes and a design project in the first two semesters. MSc students then complete a dissertation project.
The Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage at The University of Strathclyde is informed by the outcomes of the research being carried out at the Architectural Design and Conservation Research Unit (ADCRU). It is a platform for collaboration with both practice and research partners; architectural critique, discussion and debate are fundamental parts of the course.
Areas of employment for graduates are numerous. They can work as independent professionals in conservation or for architectural firms all over the worlds.
Potential careers include:
- conservation architect in architectural firms
- conservation engineer in engineering firms
- conservation Officer in local authorities
- work in UK government agencies: Historic Scotland, English Heritage, CadW and the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland
- architect/conservation officer in other countries for government and local authorities
- work in UK and internationally architect/conservation officer for conservation organisations and charities such as UNESCO, ICOMOS, Council of Europe, ICCROM
- Theory of Conservation
- Architectural and Construction History
- Legislation and Regulations
- Preliminary Studies and Investigations in Architectural Heritage
- Materials and Decay
- Urban Design History
- Urban Theory
- Real Estate Development
- Urban Design Policy and Practice
- Construction Project Management
- Building Information Management
- Urban Landscape Design
- Cultural and Behavioural Factors in Architecture and Urbanism
- Conservation Design Project
- Structural Repairs and Strengthening
- Conservation Materials Technology
- Dissertation & Elaboration of Conservation Design Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications
DisciplinesArchitecture Civil Engineering & Construction Design View 298 other Masters in Civil Engineering & Construction in United Kingdom
- Normally a first or second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Architecture, Structural or Civil Engineering.
- Consideration will also be given to candidates with other relevant professional qualifications in a discipline related to the built environment and/or professional experience.
- Evidence of motivation will be sought. A portfolio of project work may be required from studio-based first qualification holders.
International24450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24450 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.
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