MSc 2018 applications

Starting in Autumn 2018

Entry requirements for both MSc Building Conservation and MSc Timber Building Conservation

The programmes are designed to provide a high level, practical and professional education at Masters level for students who have:

  • at least a second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology, architecture, surveying, engineering or conservation, or a related field;


  • less conventional qualifications but with related professional experience. Previous students have come from a wide range of professional and craft backgrounds, such as building contractors wishing to undertake conservation contracts, engineers, planning departments, conservation organisations, surveyors, architects, carpenters, masons, archaeologists, specialist conservators and project managers. The MSc is suitable for students and mid-career professionals seeking to develop or enhance an academic or professional specialism in the conservation of buildings (timber buildings).

It is important that applicants have a keen interest in the conservation of historic buildings and the self-discipline and determination required to complete a postgraduate programme.

For those applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of a minimum standard of written and spoken English will be required.

Application deadlines

The deadline for the MSc Building Conservation was Friday 17th August 2018. Applications for this programme are now closed.

Applications for the MSc Timber Building Conservation are open until Monday 12 November 2018.

For further information about the MSc programmes please contact [email protected]


As part of the selection process all applicants will be invited for interview with the Programme Leader and an additional member of staff from the Museum’s Learning Team. Applicants based overseas will not normally be required to attend for interview in person, but will be interviewed by telephone or videoconference as applicable.

Making an application

The recruitment for the 2018-2020 course is now open, for application forms and more information please email [email protected]

Download the course brochure below