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  MSc Building Conservation and Adaptation


University of Central Lancashire    School of Engineering

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time Award winner
Architecture, Building & Planning (3)

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The Building Conservation & Adaptation programme at our university offers an exciting opportunity to explore the conservation of heritage buildings and sites, as well as the proactive management of change in the historic built environment. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), this course provides a perfect blend of theory and practice. With a strong focus on reusing existing buildings and the sustainable revitalization of towns and cities, you will learn techniques of conservative repair, adaptation, retro-fitting, and extension. Entry requirements include a minimum second class honours degree or relevant industry experience. Join us and forge a successful career in the heritage sector!

About the course

This course focuses on the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings and sites, with the primary aims of conserving significance and sustaining active use.

You’ll examine the challenges involved in managing historic buildings and look at the role they play in the sustainable revitalisation of our towns and cities.

As well as exploring the techniques of conservative repair, adaptation, retro-fitting and extension in depth, you’ll also analyse the legislation involved in the protection of historic sites. You’ll gain an understanding of the challenges heritage experts encounter in finding viable uses for at-risk buildings in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially viable, while managing to conserve what makes them special.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree preferably in a related subject such as Surveying, Archaeology, Architecture, Town Planning, History, Geography.

Students with relevant and extensive industry experience will also be considered.

A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.


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