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Building Conservation & Adaptation MSc

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course focuses on the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings and sites, with the primary aims of conserving significance and sustaining active use.

You’ll examine the challenges involved in managing historic buildings and look at the role they play in the sustainable revitalisation of our towns and cities.

As well as exploring the techniques of conservative repair, adaptation, retro-fitting and extension in depth, you’ll also analyse the legislation involved in the protection of historic sites. You’ll gain an understanding of the challenges heritage experts encounter in finding viable uses for at-risk buildings in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially viable, while managing to conserve what makes them special.

This course offers the ideal foundation for a fascinating career working within the heritage sector and the historic built environment.

Why study with us

  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and formally recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).
  • Our industry connections provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with some of the biggest names in the heritage sector.
  • You’ll be taught by expert practitioners with extensive knowledge and experience working within the historic built environment.

Future careers

This course has been running for over two decades and has a successful track record of equipping students with the skills and experience they need to forge successful careers working within the heritage sector and the historic built environment.

Working with historic buildings and sites requires particular expertise and an understanding of the principles and philosophies that underpin the global drive to conserving our shared heritage. Developing such an expertise requires academic and practical experience, and these needs define the overarching aim of the course.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,500per 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

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  • 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%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%



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