Kingston University

Kingston University

Historic Building Conservation

This course enables you to become a surveying professional within the specialist field of historic building conservation. London is rich in its collection of historic buildings, and the course team places great emphasis on using these to illustrate the various elements of the course. In particular, past and ongoing works at the Historic Royal Palaces are used as the basis for project work.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or 1st Class degree; this can be in any discipline, although a related subject is an advantage; some experience of working in the industry would also be useful; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Analysing and recording historic buildings; building defects and pathology; conservation economics; conservation legislation; design and historic environments; European project; historic and sustainable building materials; regeneration; research modules: research concepts for the built environment; research proposal for dissertation; dissertation; conference paper.

Assessment methods

Assessments consist of a wide range of methods, including essays, reports, seminars, laboratory exercises, a group field trip project, presentations, a dissertation and a conference paper.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East
Knights Park Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ South East

Key information

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0844 855 2177