Building Conservation (Technology & Management) MSc-Diploma-Certificate

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements For MSc level entry, students must hold: · A good (minimum 2:1) honours degree in a relevant discipline And/or · Full membership of a relevant professional institution And/or · Equivalent UK/overseas qualifications which may be considered on an individual basis · Students admitted onto the Diploma course who perform well may be allowed to transfer to the MSc course
  • Academic title
    Building Conservation (Technology & Management) MSc/Diploma/Certificate
  • Course description

    The course is offered via attendance-free distance learning (two or three years) study. Students who are studying whilst working full-time can also opt to reduce the number of modules studied per year and increase the study period to a maximum of six years.

    The main start date is at the beginning of October (there are two additional starts at the beginning of January and May)  Students typically complete a coursework assignment for each module studied; sit module examinations in April of each year of study; and work on their dissertation or project report from May to September. Arrangements can be made for distance learning students to sit exams at a number of centres throughout the world.

    Students receive comprehensive module study packs by post. A PC with e-mail and Internet access is necessary for students to gain the fullest learning experience from the course.


    The conservation of our built heritage is important both culturally and %0 for the contribution it makes to the national economy. Conservation of historic buildings and structures presents many challenges to professionals working in this specialist field; from sourcing structural and non-structural materials with the required technological properties and characteristics, to designing modern building services suitable for historic buildings. Building conservationists must also be competent in the relevant statutory provisions, national and international standards and economic considerations in building conservation projects.

    This distance learning course is aimed at those already working in the conservation of our built heritage who want to enhance their skills and appreciation of the philosophy, technology, engineering and management issues involved. The course has been developed to meet the emerging requirements of accrediting bodies in building conservation. Students can use the course to contribute to the CPD requirements of their professional bodies.

    The course is a technologically orientated degree for professionals from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds who deal with the conservation of buildings as designers, surveyors, engineers or managers. It blends the core issues of history, conservation philosophy, investigation, recording and technology of buildings, all studied from a Scottish perspective, with a range of options likely to appeal to different professionals in statutory and charitable conservation agencies, local authorities and private practice.


        * Conservation Philosophy and Practice
        * History of the Built Environment
        * Building and Contextual Investigation
        * Conservation Technology and Materials
        * Building Pathology


        * Contracts and Procurement
        * Structural Engineering for Conservation
        * Facilities Management
        * Asset Maintenance Management
        * Building Services in Historic Buildings
        * Project Management Theory and Practice

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