MA Conservation Architecture
Are you fascinated by the heritage of historic buildings and the stories behind their structures? If that sounds like you, then this course is the perfect way to take your studies to the next level.
On our MA Conservation Architecture degree course, you'll explore why it's important to retain our heritage sites, the financial constraints and consequences of doing so, the methods available to restore them and the most effective ways to manage heritage buildings.
You'll learn professional, legal, management and administration skills, and we'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in historic building conservation.
Qualifications or experience
- A good honours degree in a relevant subject such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building and Surveying, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language requirements
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Core units in this year include:
- Conservation and practice
- Conservation: theories
- Research methods and research proposal
Optional units in this year include:
- Foreign exchange trip
- Work based learning
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
- Full-time: £7,950
- Year 1: £2,650
- Year 2: £5,300
- Full-time: £15,500
- Year 1: £5,170
- Year 2: £10,330
On this Conservation Architecture degree course, you'll:
- Get involved with some of our regional regeneration projects to test and develop your ideas
- Undertake studio-based design projects and engage with our other collaborative projects with academic institutions both in the UK and overseas in countries like Turkey, Spain and Australia
- Have the opportunity to ‘earn and learn’ by working on real-life contracts through our Projects Office
On completing this course, you'll have the specialist skills to pursue a career within the architectural and planning professions. What's more, you’ll develop historical and technical knowledge, and understand research methodologies applicable to conservation.
The creative skills, professional competencies and expansive learning environment that we provide has also led our graduates to careers in marketing, advertising, journalism, virtual design and even modelling through to people-centred careers such as project management.
Alternatively, you can choose to continue your studies to PhD level.
What can you do with a Conservation Architecture degree?
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
- conservation work
- regeneration projects
- heritage management
About this institute
University of Portsmouth
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Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.
Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.
The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.
The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.
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