Oxford Brookes University

Historic Conservation

The Brookes MSc offers a comprehensive grounding in the conservation of historic buildings and sites. Focusing on the UK, but also drawing on other national and international paradigms, it introduces you to a range of theoretical and practical disciplines, including the relevant aspects of architectural history, historical geography, spatial planning, urban design, construction, surveying, economics and finance, and research methodology. This course follows the International Commission on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) guidelines on education and training, and covers the knowledge, skills and professional capabilities identified by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as the foundation for professional practice. Our programme draws students from a wide range of backgrounds, and provides an ideal training for those wishing to pursue a career in this fascinating but competitive field.

Entry requirements

PgCert

Historic Conservation attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applications are welcome from any relevant academic discipline, as well as those in work and seeking continuing professional development. Admission is normally open to those with a good undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to historic conservation, or an appropriate professional background.

MSc

Historic Conservation attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applications are welcome from any relevant academic discipline, as well as those in work and seeking continuing professional development.

Admission is normally open to those with a good undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to historic conservation, or an appropriate professional background.

Course modules

Modules: conservation and regeneration: theory, law, practice; building construction and repair; historic building analysis and recording; historical studies 1 and 2; design for conservation; conservation economics; research methods (design); dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100 per cent coursework-based.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 483573