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.