Taught course

Architectural Conservation

University of Edinburgh · Architectural Conservation

Entry requirements

Normally 2.1 or international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Students on this programme will benefit from studio-based learning in ECA's historic Lauriston Place campus, along with the exhibitions and events associated with a vibrant art college. The art college experience will be complemented by the University's extensive range of student support facilities, its libraries, student societies, and student accommodation.

The highly regarded Architectural Conservation programme is over forty years old - the longest established graduate historic preservation programme in the UK. Whether you're approaching the field from an architectural, historical, geological or other viewpoint, this programme will guide you through the foundations and challenges of this important means of nurturing cultural and national identity. You'll be part of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies (SCCS), a specialist teaching and research unit that provides the depth of expertise and resources that make this programme one of the few of its kind in the UK to be recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Placements are also available through our partnerships with relevant organisations, allowing you to flex your skills in a practical setting.

Fees and funding

Funding support might be available through SAAS or the appropriate LEA.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

ECA Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 651 5736