University of Leicester

Degree level: Postgraduate

Urban Conservation (Taught)

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Course summary

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

Course details

Assessment method

The course contains input from professional practitioners and employers, and you will have the opportunity to take part in field work as well as class-based study, and independent learning. Assessment will include essays, oral presentations and a formal research-based dissertation. Practice-based assessments will also be conducted on activities such as project management so that you can feel confident about your practical abilities as well as your critical skills. Fieldwork - If you choose the module Conservation, Heritage and Planning you will have opportunities for fieldwork, looking at examples of conservation and urban regeneration in places like Leicester's cultural quarter and Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.


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. 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 - Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8250 Whole course
Scotland £8250 Whole course
Wales £8250 Whole course
International £16850 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Urban Conservation at University of Leicester - UCAS