MA Urban Conservation by Distance Learning

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    MA 2 years part-time by distance learning

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.

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.

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Programme Funding

There are a number of possible sources of funding: loans and grants, bursaries and scholarships.

Student Destinations

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.

Module Details

Semester 1

  • The City in History 
  • Conservation, Heritage and the Urban Environment

Semester 2

  • Conservation in Practice
  • How Buildings Work: Architectural History and Structural Engineering from the Ancient World to 2000

Plus your Urban Conservation Dissertation

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