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Why this course?Architectural conservation - the action of conserving built heritage while maintaining its values - is practiced differently across the world; sometimes not at all due to cultural and economic constraints.
The course is a platform for:
All full-time students take instructional classes and a design project in the first two semesters. MSc students then complete a dissertation project.
Compulsory taught classes are delivered intensively, making them more accessible to part-time students and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Areas explored in classes include:
The course is informed by the outcomes of the research being carried out at the Architectural Design and Conservation Research Unit (ADCRU). It is a platform for collaboration with both practice and research partners; architectural critique, discussion and debate are fundamental parts of the course.
Open Access modules are offered on individual modules from the MSc programme. They can be taken as stand-alone CPD options or gradually built towards a qualification.
Open Access students may transfer onto a part-time MSc or PgDip programme to complete their studies (subject to a maximum period of time).
You'll benefit from a large number of government, local authority and industry partners, who'll lecture on up-to-date current practices, with a diverse point of views.
There are two fully-networked design studios; one dedicated to student self-study, the other to interactive design teaching.
In addition to the main University library, we have our own, on-site, reference library. Our collection is developed in direct response to the teaching delivered in the department.
A full range of hand and portable power tools are available (complete with instruction).
Our lab computers have AutoCad and InDesign.
We also offer plotter printing, scanning and laser cutting services.
Course director, Cristina González-Longo, is an academic, researcher, chartered architect and RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect, the highest accreditation level offered by the Royal Institute of British Architects in UK.
She's had a leading role in many well-known projects such as the conservation and conversion of Queensberry House, a seventeenth-century Grade A Listed Building, part of the Scottish Parliament complex.
The course is fully recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). The IHBC is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists working in United Kingdom.
The course also conforms to the internationally recognised Guidelines for Education and Training in the Conservation of Monuments, Ensembles and Sites adopted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). These criteria are used by professional institutes for the assessment of evidence and professional accreditation in conservation.
Notes about fees for this course
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Open Access modules are offered on individual modules from the MSc programme, which can be taken as stand-alone CPD options or gradually built towards a qualification.
Rest of UK
How can I fund my course?
Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students
Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students, a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from England
Students ordinarily resident in England may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from Wales
Students ordinarily resident in Wales may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from Northern Ireland
Postgraduate students who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland may be able to apply for support from Student Finance Northern Ireland. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
We have a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.
The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.
A first or second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Architecture, Structural or Civil Engineering.
Consideration will also be given to candidates with other relevant professional qualifications in a discipline related to the built environment and/or professional experience.
Evidence of motivation will be sought. A portfolio of project work may be required from studio-based first qualification holders.
Pre-Masters preparation course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit International Study Centre and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.
English Language Requirements: IELTs 6.5 or equivalent
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