Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Conservation of Buildings

The course defines and explores the concepts and practicalities of conservation, restoration and preservation including the suitability of repairing, maintaining, servicing, adaptation and strategic management of heritage buildings. The course also considers historic construction and repair techniques and the decisions needed to make today to ensure the appropriate longevity of our built heritage; conservation philosophy, legislative framework, scientific understanding, and awareness of the importance of regional vernacular styles and materials are all at the heart of this course. Students absorb the academic, philosophical and technical aspects of building conservation, together with the underlying legislative and economic background, designed to produce competent consultants, advisors and practitioners.

Entry requirements

The ideal route is for built environment graduates with the preferred degree classification being a 2.1; non-cognate graduates or experiential applicants can be considered if they can demonstrate practical experience or professional interest in conservation; applicants may be invited for interview. If English is not the 1st language students are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Modules include: buildings; conservation and legislation of heritage buildings; facilities management of heritage buildings; research design and methodology; surveying the historic building; major project/dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Chelmsford Campus Chelmsford CM1 1SQ South East

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
0845 271 3333