University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Historic Building Conservation

The course explores why it is important to retain such heritage sites, the financial constraints and consequences of doing so, the methods available to restore them and how heritage can be managed to best effect.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject such as architecture, civil engineering, building and surveying, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Practice; theory; research methods and research proposal; integration; work-based learning; thesis.

Assessment methods

Design assessment is through studio review and taught courses are assessed by various forms of evidence-based conservation design decisions and proposals. You will also carry out an in-depth research project into an area of your choice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,830 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421