Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Conservation of the Historic Environment

This is a flexible course, allowing students to study and develop their continual professional development (CPD) while working. The CPD element to this course is delivered in lectures and seminars as well as practical workshops, enabling students to develop and enhance their practical knowledge and skills of conservation practice as well as building materials and conservation. These courses are also offered as part of the course at MA level. The course structure includes the built environment but takes into account wider issues such as conservation areas, historic landscape characterisation, local identity, the rural environment, and collections management. It also covers key skills such as the legislative background, presentation and advocacy, and financing conservation. All the courses are delivered over 2 days on a Friday and Saturday.

Entry requirements

Candidates require a good Honours degree (2.1) and preferably 1 or more year's experience which may include voluntary work. Entry at Diploma Level may be considered with those with a skills background e.g. bricklayer, city and guilds, or NVQs. Candidates who wish to transfer with existing credits from other institutions must contact the academic director in the 1st instance to see whether these are transferable and acceptable against part of the degree.

Course modules

Core modules: basic concepts in conservation; key skills in conservation. Skills-based workshops: the use of lime in historic buildings; stone conservation; 20th century materials; ceramic building materials; ferrous and non-ferrous metals in construction; structural and non-structural timber; an introduction to traditional estates; parks and gardens; building recording; historic interiors.

Assessment methods

Written assignments, practical workshops and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkside Building Campus Birmingham B4 7BD West Midlands

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Key information

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0121 331 5595