Taught course

Conservation of Historic Buildings

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

A first or strong second class UK honours degree or internationally recognised equivalent, or equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Conservation of Historic Buildings provides training in the fundamental principles of structural and architectural conservation, within an academic framework of architectural history and theory, including the philosophy of conservation.

The programme is taught by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals and is based on the Department's well established tradition of interdisciplinary education and training.

Key programme features:
- Provides technical training within an academic framework
- Taught by leading architects, structural engineers and related professionals
- Based on interdisciplinary co-operation between architects and engineers
- International leader in its field
- Proven track record of employability
- Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- Fully recognised by the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation (IHBC)
- Suited to engineers, architects, surveyors, planners, geographers, archaeologists, historians and managers, but we also accept (and encourage) students who have either taken a non-vocational degree (usually history or history of art, but also geographers, archaeologists, etc.) or have a degree in a different field that they want to change from.
- The programme draws profoundly on its unique location, the World Heritage City of Bath, an ideal study material and environment.

Information for international students

Where English is not a first language: IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.5 in each of the 4 components; or PTE Academic, with at least 62 in each component.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty Graduate Office
+44 (0) 1225 386252