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About

Engage with conservation in the context of historic buildings and develop a unique mix of practice-based and theoretical learning for your professional work or further research in the conservation sector. This Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) course from University of York is accredited by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

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Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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
  • Academia

Accreditation

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in Architecture, Archaeology, History, History of Art, Architectural History or a relevant allied discipline

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

646 - 1124 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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