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Building Conservation and Adaptation MSc/ PGDip / PGCert

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course focuses on the conservation of heritage buildings and sites and the proactive management of change in the historic built environment. It is designed to help forge and develop the career prospects of individuals wishing to work in this fascinating and rewarding field of industry. The course examines the re-use of existing buildings and heritage assets and explores the role historic buildings play in the sustainable revitalisation of our towns and cities. Techniques of conservative repair, adaptation, retrofitting and extension are scrutinised, and the legislative context of heritage planning is analysed in depth. The professional standards and quality of the course have been recognised through its accreditation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IBHC).

Learning Environment and Assessment

Modules area assessed in various ways, including written assignment work, group presentations and examinations.

Modules are class taught and supplemented by regular workshops which include site visits and on campus guest lectures.

The course team comprises practitioners and academics with extensive experience working within the heritage and construction sectors.

Opportunities

Through liaison with the course team, students are offered the opportunity to secure voluntary work experience with one of industry partners. This commonly involves working within the conservation department of local planning authorities. These working arrangements are made between the student and the industry partner: UCLan acts only as a facilitator.

Regular workshops and site visits offer the students opportunities to network with industry professionals. These commonly include former students of the course. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 36 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    115 69%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    26th

    11

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