Established in 1972, this course combines essential disciplinary knowledge and advanced scholarship with hands-on experience in sustainable building conservation practice. Working alongside experienced practitioners, you will engage with practical and professional issues in a series of focused skills modules from an exciting range of related disciplines and develop your own hands-on experience in practice.
A voluntary work placement in a conservation organisation in the York region will enhance and focus your practice-based experience and you will develop your research skills in an original, independently conducted research project.
Careers and skills
Graduates of the Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) course from University of York have gone on to careers in archaeology and heritage-related organisations across the UK and abroad. You'll also develop transferable skills that are applicable to a multitude of careers beyond archaeology and heritage.
Previous graduates have gone into roles such as:
- Heritage Consultant
- Conservation Officer
- Building Surveyor
- Planning Officer
- Heritage Crafts
in a variety of organisations:
- National heritage bodies and organisations
- Local authorities
- Heritage consultancy
- Heritage crafts
- Architectural practice
- Charitable sector
The MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and offers a bespoke route for UK practitioners to achieve full professional membership of the IHBC.
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- Approaches to conservation
- Analysing historic buildings
- Issues in cultural heritage conservation
- Interpreting historic buildings
- Practical Building Conservation Skills
- Heritage Protection
- Sustainable Building Conservation Skills
- Conservation Solutions
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesArchitecture History Biodiversity & Conservation View 276 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in Architecture, Archaeology, History, History of Art, Architectural History or a relevant allied discipline
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International19950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9290 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9290 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK: £4,645
- International/EU: £9,975
- Part-time (3 years)UK/EU: £3,097
- International: £6,650
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.