MSc Applications

Programmes start in September 2025

To apply you will need to complete an application form and write a short essay. For details and to make an application please click on the links to the right (bottom of this page on tablet/mobile).

Applications for the 2025-2027 cohort open in Autumn 2024.

Please note: both courses run part-time across a 2-year calendar.

MSc Application Forms

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to study for the MSc Building Conservation or MSc Timber Building Conservation will ideally have:

  • At least a second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification in architecture, surveying, archaeology, engineering, conservation or a related field; or
  • A minimum of 2 years’ equivalent professional experience

Most importantly, applicants should have a keen interest and enthusiasm for the conservation of historic buildings and heritage structures combined with 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.

Previous students have come from a wide range of backgrounds including architects, building contractors, engineers, planning officers, conservation officers, surveyors, carpenters, masons, archaeologists, specialist conservators and project managers. If you would like to discuss your suitability, please contact us at

MSc Application Deadlines

The application process for both programmes will close on 31st July 2025.


As part of the selection process applicants take part in an interview. This can take place either online or in person from early November 2024.

Once your application has been submitted, we will send you a confirmation email to acknowledge receipt. Following this, someone from the MSc programmes team will be in touch to arrange your interview.

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