University of Kent

University of Kent

Architectural Conservation

This course provides both a thorough understanding of architectural heritage and the skills required to contribute to the preservation and development of historic sites. The programme combines the study of conservation theory and philosophy with an exploration of the technical aspects of repair and reconstruction. Students may go on to work in: conservation-oriented architectural practice, conservation consultancy and heritage management.

Entry requirements

At least an upper 2nd Class 1st degree or equivalent. The programme is suited to applicants from different backgrounds including: architecture, engineering, surveying, planning, geography, archaeology, art history and management. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and would need a portfolio showing aptitude for the subject and appropriate ability. Applicants who are unable to attend an interview will be asked to send a portfolio or sample of their written work. If English is not applicants 1st language: IELTS 6.5; or TOEFL 600 (paper based); or 90 (internet based); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade B; Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English grade A.

Course modules

Modules include: History of architecture and conservation philosophy; conservation policy: the legislative and administrative framework; structural appraisal of historic buildings; intervention to historic sites; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is mostly based on coursework, with presentations, case-study analyses, design proposals, essays and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,890 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,460 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

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Contact: 
School of Architecture
Telephone number: 
01227 824205