Kingston University London - Historic Building Conservation MSc

Kingston University London

Historic Building Conservation MSc

Do you want to become a professional within the specialist field of historic building conservation? On this course, you'll visit many of London's fascinating historic buildings to illustrate and inform your learning. Past and ongoing works at the Historic Royal Palaces, together with several national and local heritage organizations and practitioners, are used to support your project work.

The course is interdisciplinary and international. Current and former students include archaeologists, architects, architectural technologists, chartered surveyors, craftsmen, engineers, and project and construction managers.

This course offers training and professional development in line with established national and international standards.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • London's historic buildings are used to illustrate and inform elements of the course with local site visits being a key element (additional costs, such as travel may apply).
  • This course enables you to become a professional within the specialist field of historic building conservation.
  • The course uses our highly regarded facilities, including our 3D workshops, where you will have the chance to put your knowledge into practice.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent qualification.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Students come from a wide range of professions and disciplines. Advice is offered throughout, to encourage you to develop your career and build on your existing knowledge and skills.The Historic Building Conservation MSc helps prepare you for roles such as:

  • working in advisory or regulatory bodies, supporting the wider remit of historic building conservation
  • positions within private and voluntary organisations working on historic fabric
  • specialist roles within your current profession, supporting your application to specialist registers
  • independent consultancy
  • community support and liaison for local heritage projects
  • academic research

Career opportunities after completing Historic Building Conservation MSc

  • High school history teacher.
  • Community college history lecturer.
  • College or university history professor.
  • Government historian.
  • Historical consultant.
  • Political advisor.
  • Museum curator.
  • Archivist.

Course Details

The course is designed to balance strategic analysis with a good working knowledge of core techniques. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to extend your current practice and/or gain knowledge and expertise in new areas. You will work with a range of professionals and specialists to broaden your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. An optional week-long field trip to a European city will provide the opportunity to further develop your technical knowledge and embed it within a practice scenario.

You'll be required to complete five modules worth 180 credits in total.

Core Modules

Analysis of Historic Buildings
Defects, Pathology and Repair
Legislation and Economics for Historic Buildings
Regeneration and Conservation of Historic Environments
Research Project / Dissertation

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