Admission is normally open to those with a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to historic conservation, or an appropriate professional background.
Months of entry
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).
The Brookes MSc offers a comprehensive grounding in the conservation of historic buildings and sites.
Focusing on the UK, but also drawing on other national and international paradigms, it introduces you to a range of theoretical and practical disciplines, including the relevant aspects of architectural history, historical geography, spatial planning, urban design, construction, surveying, economics and finance, and research methodology.
This course follows the International Commission on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) guidelines on education and training, and covers the knowledge, skills and professional capabilities identified by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as the foundation for professional practice.
Our programme draws students from a wide range of backgrounds, and provides an ideal training for those wishing to pursue a career in this fascinating but competitive field. For information on recent field trips, please visit our Planning and Urban Design blog.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English you will require a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all components or an equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Programme Administrator
- +44 (0)1865 483573