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The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) accredited course aims to be unique amongst schools in Britain.
As an IHBC accredited course, the course enables suitably qualified candidates to achieve full IHBC accreditation in 2 as opposed to 5 years.
Aligned with ICOMOS
The course validation for the IHBC accreditation is based on its alignment with International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) education criteria. As such, international students should be able to claim similar professional acknowledgement in their home countries.
New career paths
Beyond offering an IHBC accredited Masters degree, the course creates new career paths by enabling students to develop expertise with regard to energy conservation and the sustainable use of materials in the context of historic buildings.
Access to leading expertise
The teaching includes contributions from many invited experts from practice, industry and academia, numerous field trips to live sites and a three-day intensive tour in the fourth module.
Become accredited in Building Conservation
The programme is designed to prepare students applying for conservation accreditation with UK bodies such as AABC, RIBA and RICS but also with professional organisations internationally whose schemes require case studies aligned to ICOMOS criteria.
Accredited by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), this distinctive masters’ qualification addresses current challenges recognised worldwide.
We place emphasis on the role of sustainability within the historic context at both technical and strategic levels. By using our established expertise as a research locus for sustainable design, the course addresses these concerns, which have been identified internationally by the International Council on Monuments and Sites UK (ICOMOS), as the critical future direction of conservation education.
The course is offered on both a full time and a part time basis and attracts students from a broad range of backgrounds who benefit from the opportunity to exchange and build their expertise.
Who is the programme for?
It is designed for graduates who want to pursue a career in this area and whose first degree was in a related area such as Engineering, Planning, Architecture, Archaeology, Surveying or Construction. It is also open to people who may have equivalent experience in the construction industry or in heritage management.
Former students have come from backgrounds including Architecture, Planning, Surveying, Engineering, Project Management, Construction, History, Archaeology and Fine Art Conservation. Many are employed in Local Authorities or Private Practice; some run their own businesses as conservation contractors, project managers or architects. We also have students who are recent graduates. The diversity of skills and experience amongst the students is key to the vitality of discussion, reflecting the complex nature of practice in this area.
In summary, the course aims to:
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If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.
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