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MA Conservation of Historic Buildings

University of York

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Engage with conservation in the context of historic buildings and develop a unique mix of practice-based and theoretical learning for your professional work or further research in the conservation sector. This course is accredited by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

Established in 1972, this course combines essential disciplinary knowledge and advanced scholarship with hands-on experience in sustainable building conservation practice. Working alongside experienced practitioners, you will engage with practical and professional issues in a series of focused skills modules from an exciting range of related disciplines and develop your own hands-on experience in practice.

A voluntary work placement in a conservation organisation in the York region will enhance and focus your practice-based experience and you will develop your research skills in an original, independently conducted research project.

Accreditation

The MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and offers a bespoke route for UK practitioners to achieve full professional membership of the IHBC.

Graduates of this course with just two years of relevant professional experience can apply to become a Full Member of the IHBC This compares with the five years of relevant practice required of other applicants.

The course conforms with the international ICOMOS Guidelines for Education and Training in Conservation.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll work with world-leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Careers and skills

Graduates have gone on to careers in archaeology and heritage-related organisations across the UK and abroad. You'll also develop transferable skills that are applicable to a multitude of careers beyond archaeology and heritage.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,950per 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 York

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 33 3

    13th out of 23 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    135 68%

    12th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73.0 73%

    9th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    1st

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    143 73%

    16th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    11th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    8th

    6

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