Taught course

Building Conservation and Adaptation

University of Central Lancashire · School of Arts and Media

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours degree. Students with relevant and extensive industry experience will also be considered.

Those who chose to study on this course are likely to have previously studied, or been interested in, topics such as: architectural history, architecture, architectural technology, archaeology, construction management, geography, heritage, history, housing, social studies/sociology, building surveying, town planning, tourism or urban studies.

Months of entry


Course content

This course focuses on the conservation of heritage buildings and sites and the proactive management of change in the historic built environment. It is designed to help forge and develop the career prospects of individuals wishing to work in this fascinating and rewarding field of industry. The course examines the re-use of existing buildings and heritage assets and explores the role historic buildings play in the sustainable revitalisation of our towns and cities. Techniques of conservative repair, adaptation, retro-fitting and extension are scrutinised, and the legislative context of heritage planning is analysed in depth. The professional standards and quality of the course have been recognised through its accreditation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IBHC).

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400