Taught course

Conservation of Buildings

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

•A Degree in Built Environment (Ordinary or Honours) •If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Core modules: The Science & Economics of Historic Buildings (30 credits), Conservation and Legislation of Heritage Buildings (30 credits), Facilities Management of Heritage Buildings (15 credits), Research, Design and Methods (15 credits), Surveying the Historic Building (30 credits), Major Project/Dissertation (60 credits)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Define and explore the concepts and practicalities of conservation, restoration and preservation of historic buildings. Our course is fully recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and you’ll benefit from our established links with leading organisations such as English Heritage.

We take pride in giving our graduates a great start as highly-qualified individuals whose knowledge and experience are well matched to the current needs of the industry. Career opportunities include specialist consultancy, local authority conservation and specialist statutory (building) control posts, and historic building and heritage asset management. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Built Environment PhD.
We’ll examine the process from the assessment of a building’s suitability for repair, through to the repair work itself, along with building maintenance, servicing, adaptation and strategicmanagement.
We’ll cover the current legislative framework, decisions over longevity and regional styles and contexts, as well historic construction and repair techniques.
We’ll give you the preparation to embark on a career as aconsultant, adviser or practitioner, while our connections with other institutions give you the opportunity to forge links with conservation schemes both at home and overseas.

Information for international students

We weclome applications from international students. Please see the following pages for more information: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 30 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Creative work15
Dissertation15 (25000 words)

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 1245 686868