Conservation Architecture (MA)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Conservation Architecture at University of Portsmouth

Overview

Are you fascinated by the heritage of historic buildings 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.

On our MA Conservation Architecture degree course, you'll explore why it's important to retain our heritage sites, the financial constraints and consequences of doing so, the methods available to restore them and the most effective ways to manage heritage buildings.

You'll learn professional, legal, management and administration skills, and we'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in historic building conservation.

What you'll experience

On this Conservation Architecture degree course, you'll:

  • Get involved with some of our regional regeneration projects to test and develop your ideas
  • Undertake studio-based design projects and engage with our other collaborative projects with academic institutions both in the UK and overseas in countries like Turkey, Spain and Australia
  • Have the opportunity to ‘earn and learn’ by working on real-life contracts through our Projects Office

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the world of historic conservation.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this MA Conservation Architecture degree course

Core units in this year include:

  • Conservation and practice
  • Conservation: theories
  • Research methods and research proposal
  • Thesis

Optional units in this year include:

  • Foreign exchange trip
  • Integration
  • Work based learning

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • studio-based work
  • independent study
  • group-work

You’ll get a timetable 4 weeks before the start of a teaching block.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • studio review of design work
  • evidence based conservation design decisions and proposals
  • research project

Careers and opportunities

On completing this course, you'll have the specialist skills to pursue a career within the architectural and planning professions. What's more, you’ll develop historical and technical knowledge, and understand research methodologies applicable to conservation.

The creative skills, professional competencies and expansive learning environment that we provide has also led our graduates to careers in marketing, advertising, journalism, virtual design and even modelling through to people-centred careers such as project management.

Alternatively, you can choose to continue your studies to PhD level.

What can you do with a Conservation Architecture degree?

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • conservation work
  • consultancy
  • regeneration projects
  • heritage management

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building and Surveying, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. 

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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