Taught course

Architectural Conservation

University of Edinburgh · Architectural Conservation

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant professional experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Our highly regarded Architectural Conservation programme is more than 40 years old; it is 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 will benefit from learning on our historic campus (located in Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site), along with the exhibitions and events associated with a vibrant art college.

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 ensures this programme is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

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

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)131 650 4086