University of Kent: Architectural Conservation (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department Kent School of Architecture View department profile
Web https://www.kent.ac.uk/architecture
Email archpg@kent.ac.uk
Telephone 01227 824205
Study type Taught

Summary

This course is fully recognised by The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). The course provides both a thorough understanding of architectural heritage and the skills required to contribute to the preservation and development of historic sites. Benefiting from its location in the historic city of Canterbury, the programme combines the study of conservation theory and philosophy with an exploration of the technical aspects of repair and reconstruction. The city’s stunning cathedral provides students with an education resource, giving them the opportunity to learn from the conservation of a World Heritage Site.

Open to students and professionals with an interest in architectural heritage, the course represents an ideal gateway to a career in demanding professional fields, such as conservation-oriented architectural practice, conservation consultancy and heritage management. As the future leaders in these fields, the course’s graduates are expected to play a central role in disciplines that lie at the centre of the current economic, environmental and social agendas.

This programme is offered jointly within two faculties, Humanities and Sciences and is aimed at professionals and academics world-wide with an interest in architectural heritage including architects, engineers, archaeologists, art historians, geographers and surveyors.

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Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 in architecture or a related discipline (eg, engineering, surveying, planning, geography, archaeology, art history, heritage management). Applicants may be required to attend an interview or to submit a portfolio showing aptitude for the subject and appropriate ability.

Applicants who are unable to attend an interview will be asked to send a portfolio or sample of their written work.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

International students
Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information for your country.

English language entry requirements
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?
Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Assessment

Assessment is mostly based on coursework, with presentations, case-study analyses, design proposals, essays and the dissertation.

Modules

Modules may include: The Legislative Framework; Structural Appraisal of Historic Buildings; Intervention at Historic Buildings; Conservation Priciples; Dissertation.

Location Canterbury campus
University of Kent
Canterbury
CT2 7NZ

University of Kent
School of Architecture

 

Why Kent?
Architecture at Kent is highly ranked in the UK for research, student satisfaction and teaching. Our passion for the subject and research-led approach to teaching helps provide students with a first-class academic experience, as well as building personal skills and enhancing career prospects. As a student at Kent School of Architecture (KSA), you become part of a creative community that offers innovative programmes, studio-based teaching, contemporary vision, professional links and excellent facilities, all within a highly rated university.

Teaching excellence
KSA has an enthusiastic team of academic staff with many years of ...

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