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About Conservation at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

Architectural conservation is recognised worldwide as an important component of sustainable development. Every year there is increasing demand and scope for both research into conservation and its practical application, as cities around the world recognise the need for more rigorous professional requirements based on international best-practice standards specified in international charters and conventions.

The Bachelor of Arts in Conservation BA(Conservation) offers inter-disciplinary and experiential learning covering a broad spectrum of subjects such as architecture, arts and humanities, real estate and construction, social sciences and urban studies. The core competencies are classified into five pillars namely (1) History and Theory of Conservation, (2) Materials and Technology, (3) Professional Practice, (4) Conservation Studio, and (5) Research Thesis. Numerous local and at least three overseas field studies and the one-month internship placements are also part of the curriculum.

The programme also provides students with a high level of professional competencies for continuing their studies in complementary disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture, material science, real estate and construction, and urban planning and design etc.

Professional Recognition

The BA(Conservation) is supported by the HKSAR Government and accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) . BA(Conservation) graduates are able to choose an RICS professional pathway, such as Building Control or Planning and Development, through which they can gain full professional status after completing an approved practical training placement and passing the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence. For more information please refer to its website

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Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 31, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 550 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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