Urban Conservation MA, by distance learning

2 years part-time

This course will provide you with specialist knowledge in issues of urban conservation and heritage and prepare you for professional practice within the field.

Urban Conservation MA, by distance learning , MA, 2 years part-time

This course will provide you with specialist knowledge in issues of urban conservation and heritage and prepare you for professional practice within the field.

Course information

UK fee £8,250

International fee £8,250

Taught by History

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Course description

Course description

The course combines the historical study of cities and conservation practice with an understanding of architecture, material culture and the principles of establishing heritage value to provide a multi-disciplinary grounding in an area of growing significance for planning, tourism and urban policy.

You will develop an understanding of research design and acquire advanced analytical skills which will prepare you to undertake and complete a dissertation on an original topic of your choice.

You will gain practical skills in areas such as project management and scientific practice, ensuring you develop the expertise and knowledge to further your career in urban conservation or to undertake PhD study.

The course has achieved full recognition by the Institute for Historic Building Conservation, the principal body representing Conservation professionals.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

2:1 degree in history or another relevant discipline.

We welcome applicants who do not have a degree but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK Students

This is the total course fee. You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live.

Starting in October 2022

  • MA: £8,250

Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you're eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee. You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live.

Starting in October 2022

  • MA: £8,250

Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you're eligible.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our MA course will offer you a very strong competitive advantage and career choices and your future salary can be considerably enhanced by postgraduate qualifications.

A postgraduate degree in history provides you with a wide range of skills including:

  • critical analysis of textual, visual, and material evidence
  • statistical analysis and database design
  • advanced written and oral presentation skills
  • time management and independent working on a large-scale research project

As a postgraduate student in the department, you will also have the opportunity to plan meetings and conferences, as well as possible opportunities for teaching and demonstrating to undergraduate students.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you – by email, phone or skype – with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience and more. From registration to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

MA Semester 1

MA Semester 1

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

MA Semester 2

MA Semester 2

Plus your Urban Conservation Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and learning

All of your modules are delivered by distance learning and we will provide you with excellent support from the same expert academics who deliver our on-campus courses.

Each module consists of specially prepared self-study materials, which are made available online through Blackboard, our virtual learning environment, and supplemented by our Library's book-loans-by-post service. You'll also have weekly online meetings and be allocated a personal tutor.

You'll be assessed through coursework exercises completed at the end of each semester and be given individual feedback via Blackboard and online meetings.

Academic support Our Student Learning Development Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study and exam skills
  • academic writing
  • presentations
  • dissertations
  • numerical data skills
  • referencing sources

Our AccessAbility Centre offers support and practical help for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, including physical, mental health or mobility difficulties, deafness, or visual impairment.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. PhD research students who have undertaken teacher training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is informed by the research we do. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.

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