Course:MSc Conservation and Management of Historic Buildings

Course details

  • Location

    RAU Swindon
  • Duration

    1 year (full time) or 2+ years (part time) (Full time /Part time)
  • Academic Year

    19 September 2022 - 26 May 2023

Buildings are a direct link to the past – to the people who built them, to the people that lived in them and to economies and societies that produced them.

Course overview

Even the simplest structure encapsulates a huge body of evidence about the past. To protect and steward a building’s heritage requires an understanding of its nature, structure, historic context and significance, the ways in which the building can be legally protected and the conservation tools which are available for its repair and upkeep.  It also requires an understanding of how a given structure can be managed for a sustainable future. This includes everything from schemes of interpretation and display, to how visitors can be managed to control potential damage through to how historic buildings can be retrofitted to make them environmentally friendly.

This blending of conservation and management skills lies at the heart of this course and reflects the integrative direction of travel of many historic building professions. 

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Applications to study for postgraduate degrees need to be made directly through the University. 

You can now apply via our website, using the online application form. 

Alternatively, if you are unable access the online form you can call Admissions on +44 (0)1285 889 912, or email admissions@rau.ac.uk.

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  • EU and overseas postgraduate applicants should aim to submit their application the latest by 18 July. Applicants with conditional offers need to meet their conditions the latest by 1 August. This deadline for international applicants is in place so as to ensure they have sufficient time to apply and obtain the required student visa to study in the UK by the start of the academic year
  • UK applicants should aim to submit their application the latest by 31 August

Applications for September 2023 entry will open on our website closer to November 2022. If you are applying for a 2023 Chevening Scholarship you can submit your scholarship application prior to receiving a course offer. Further details can be found on the application timeline and eligibility criteria sections on the Chevening website.

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