University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Architectural Conservation

The programme aims to provide students with the background knowledge of careers in the professional sub-disciplines of historic preservation, ranging from heritage management to conservation architecture.

Entry requirements

Normally 2.1 or international equivalent; any appropriate professional experience is also considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules include: building analysis: sources and recording; design intervention (optional); area conservation; conservation of modern architecture (optional); building description; world heritage (optional). Semester 2 modules include: conservation technology; history and theory of conservation; history of Scottish architecture (optional); conservation masterclasses; planning law (optional); research methods; overseas tour to Germany (optional).

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

ECA Graduate School
Telephone number: 
0131 650 4086