Historic Building Conservation

Course Introduction

**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 Modules

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

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £7,800 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc £7,800 European Fees