Taught course

Urban Conservation

University of Leicester · School of Historical Studies

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject such as Archaeology, Art History, Geography or Sociology. Applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or on the basis of professional experience demonstrated in a portfolio or record of achievement.

Months of entry


Course content

The course aims to provide specialist knowledge in the field of urban conservation and preparation for professional practice within it. It combines the historical study of cities and conservation practice with an understanding of architecture, material culture and materials science to provide a multi-disciplinary grounding in an area of growing significance for planning, tourism and urban policy. The course brings together expertise across the humanities and sciences, including Leicester specialisms such as Urban History and Museum Studies.

It will provide students with an introduction to research design; will develop analytical skills; will enable students to undertake and complete a dissertation on an original topic. The course will have a strong appeal to social, economic, and cultural historians, planning specialists, geographers, art historians and all those with an interest in the study of the city and the practice of planning and conservation.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
+44 (0)116 252 2378
+44 (0)116 252 5769