Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Historic Building Conservation Foundation Degree

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Course summary

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Reasons to choose Kingston – Supported by the National Heritage Training Group, which includes English Heritage, the National Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and CITB- Construction Skills, this course is taught by industry experts with access to current conservation projects. – Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) top-up, you can seek employment to support you in undertaking your Assessment of Professional Competence. This leads to chartered membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. – This course allows you to start the practice period required to become a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. About this course This course offers both craft and conservation skills. It is ideal if you are seeking to specialise in your career, working in the historic built environment. The first two years form a foundation degree (FdSc). This is taught at the Building Crafts College, East London. A further year’s study will allow you to ‘top-up’ to a BSc (Hons) degree, which is taught at Kingston University. Both FdSc and BSc (Hons) top-up include optional study visits, making presentations, working in teams, debating current topics and research projects.

Course details


Examples of modules: Year 1

  • Context of Conservation and the Built Environment
  • Development of Skills for the Historic Environment
  • Conservation Legislation and Regulation
  • Application of Skills in Conservation
Year 2
  • Applied Conservation Measurement and Analysis
  • Management of Conservation Projects
  • Traditional Building Construction and Repair
- Elective Project

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeK250
Institution code K84
Campus nameThe Building Crafts College
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Points: 72 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications. General Studies and Key Skills not accepted in tariff Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English and Maths (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths)

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Additional entry requirements


Interview will be conducted at the partner college - Building Crafts College in Stratford.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7800 Year 1
Scotland £7800 Year 1
Wales £7800 Year 1
EU £7800* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2021 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Historic Building Conservation Foundation Degree at Kingston University - UCAS