Urban Conservation MA, by distance learning – scholarships available

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Urban Conservation MA, by distance learning

The MA in Urban Conservation is a distance learning degree that 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.

The course is fully recognised by the Institute for Historic Building Conservation, the principal body representing Conservation professionals.

Course structure:

Modules in the first year include; The City in History, How Buildings Work: Architectural History and Structural Engineering from the Ancient World to 2000; Conservation in Practice;

Conservation and Heritage, and the Urban Environment. You will also write a detailed dissertation.

Teaching and learning:

All of your modules are delivered by distance learning and we will provide you with excellent support from the same expert academics who deliver our on-campus courses. Each module consists of specially prepared self-study materials, which are made available online through Blackboard, our virtual learning environment, and supplemented by our Library’s book-loans-by-post service. You’ll also have weekly online meetings and be allocated a personal tutor.

You’ll be assessed through coursework exercises completed at the end of each semester and be given individual feedback via Blackboard and online meetings.

Financial support

A postgraduate qualification by distance learning is a great investment in your future. At Leicester we offer a range of financial benefits to partially offset the cost of your degree, including a Merit Scholarship, an Alumni Scholarship and a Full Fee Instalment Incentive.

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