Cultural Heritage courses

Cultural Heritage courses

Be a part of an exciting new chapter in the history of the Royal Agricultural University.

In 2021 the University expanded into the exploration, understanding and management of the historic environment - a perfect complement to our established programmes with an emphasis on sustainable landscapes, towns, cities, and businesses.

Join us at RAU Swindon and start building an exciting future. We offer high level CPD and research opportunities leading to masters by research and doctorate of philosophy.

This course will enable you to gain professional experience, build a portfolio of knowledge and skills, and ultimately enhance your career.

Our master's programme has been developed in partnership with practitioners from across cultural heritage. Our teaching team brings together experienced university lecturers and professionals from archaeological and heritage practice. This includes major consultancies such as Wessex Archaeology.

Being in Swindon will certainly give you access to some amazing learning resources including Historic England, English Heritage, the National Monuments Archive, The National Trust, and Steam - the museum of the Great Western Railway, which are all within a five minute walk.

We invite you to grow along with us - it is going to be an exciting journey.

  

MSc Conservation and Management of Historic Buildings

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

You will learn how to protect and steward a building's heritage through understanding its design, materials, and construction, its historic context and significance, how it can be legally protected, and the conservation tools available for its repair and upkeep.