University of Portsmouth: Conservation Architecture

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Web http://www.port.ac.uk
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

**Overview**

Are you fascinated by the heritage of historic buildings and and the stories behind their structures? If that sounds like you, then this course is the perfect way to take your studies to the next level.

On our MA Conservation Architecture degree course, you'll explore why it's important to retain our heritage sites, the financial constraints and consequences of doing so, the methods available to restore them and the most effective ways to manage heritage buildings.

You'll learn professional, legal, management and administration skills, and we'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in historic building conservation.

**Accreditations**
The course is also professionally accredited and follows the education guidelines of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), UNESCO and Council of Europe requirements. It's recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) – the UK's leading body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts – and covers its areas of competence.

This course is also accredited by the globally-renowned Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and prepares architects and surveyors to accreditation standards (AABC and RICS Building Conservation Forum), facilitating work on English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund-funded projects.

Students can also apply for full IHBC membership after 2 years of professional experience, as opposed to 5 years.

**What you'll experience**
On this Conservation Architecture degree course, you'll:
- Get involved with some of our regional regeneration projects to test and develop your ideas

- Undertake studio-based design projects and engage with our other collaborative projects with academic institutions both in the UK and overseas in countries like Turkey, Spain and Australia

- Have the opportunity to ‘earn and learn’ by working on real-life contracts through our Projects Office

**Careers and opportunities**
On completing this course, you'll have the specialist skills to pursue a career within the architectural and planning professions. What's more, you’ll develop historical and technical knowledge, and understand research methodologies applicable to conservation.

The creative skills, professional competencies and expansive learning environment that we provide has also led our graduates to careers in marketing, advertising, journalism, virtual design and even modelling through to people-centred careers such as project management.

Alternatively, you can choose to continue your studies to PhD level.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

- conservation work

- consultancy

- regeneration projects

- heritage management

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

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