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About Conservation of Buildings
Masters degrees in the Conservation of Buildings implement training in the practical means of repairing, restoring, and conserving culturally significant buildings. Courses may also explore the philosophical and historical implications of conservation practices.
Some courses may be professionally accredited, with appropriate practical training. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, but relevant work experience may also be accepted (or expected).
Postgraduate study in Building Conservation will advance your knowledge of the cultural and economic constraints of conservation practise and policy on local, regional, national, and international scales.
Applied training is an important component of programmes in this area, and will normally explore techniques for professional practise. This includes fieldwork activities such as surveying structural faults using thermal imaging and moisture tracking technology. From this you may then assess the causes of these faults through lab-testing materials, and finding solutions to solve and prevent the issues.
Careers may include traditional routes in property development, estates management, or roles within the heritage and tourism industry. Your experience would also make you suitable for consultancy or legislative roles for government agencies and private NGOs.
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The MSc in Architectural Conservation is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics world-wide with an interest in architectural heritage including architects, engineers, archaeologists, art historians, geographers and surveyors. Read more
Accredited training for building conservation professionals. 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. Read more
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. . Read more
Training for careers in heritage conservation. If you’re interested in a career in heritage or historic building conservation, the Conservation Studies course at York gives you the theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on experience you will need for a professional role in the sector. Read more
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). Read more
Engineering for Building Retrofitting addresses the topics of the protection, rehabilitation and enhancement of existing buildings in terms of structural safety, energy efficiency, quality and comfort, while considering social and economic issues. Read more
Designed for a new generation of heritage leaders, this programme provides the interdisciplinary skills needed to deliver the heritage programmes and projects of the future. Read more
This course focuses on the conservation of heritage buildings and sites and the proactive management of change in the historic built environment. Read more
Are you fascinated by the heritage of historic buildings and 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. Read more
This course enables you to become a professional within the specialist field of historic building conservation. London is rich in its collection of historic buildings, and the course team places great emphasis on using these to illustrate and inform elements of the course. Read more
This one-year postgraduate course is designed to provide a solid knowledge of materials and built fabrics, both modern and traditional, the causes and mechanisms of failure and the traditional as well as the most advanced ways to repair and preserve them. Read more