MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation

MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation

Our Conservation programme strives to be unique amongst schools in the UK in two key ways; firstly the teaching offers a design-based iterative element, thereby testing the formulation of informed decisions, secondly it places emphasis on the role of sustainability within the historic context at both technical and strategic levels.

By using the Welsh School of Architecture’s established expertise as a research locus for sustainable design, it addresses these concerns which have been identified internationally by ICOMOS as the critical future direction of conservation education.

Module calendar 2017-18

Enrolment week and general induction Week commencing 25th September

Induction 6th October 2017

Module 1: The Conservator’s Role
19th and 20th October
9th and 10th November

Module 2: Tools of interpretation
30th November and 1st December
18th and 19th January

Module 3: Energy Use in Historic Buildings
8th and 9th February
22nd and 23rd February

Module 4: Case Studies and Regional Work
26th and 27th October
16th and 17th November
1st and 2nd February (Rome trip)
8th and 9th March

Module 5: Design Tools: Methods of Repair
7th and 8th December
11th and 12th January

Module 6: Dissertation
22nd and 23rd March

For future details on this course and how to apply go to: Course finder

In the short film below, Dr Oriel Prizeman, a senior lecturer in the School, describes our community, details of the course, features and facilities, and employability illustrated by views of Cardiff Castle.

What our students say

“I was offered a postion at China National Engineering Research Centre for Human Settlements this month. This centre is a primary technology pillar unit for China’s undertakings in the area of human settlement technologies, with China Architecture Design & Research Group being its parent organisation.

Before this month, I have been working at this centre as an intern for about four months. I remember the day when I was interviewed, my boss said to me, because of my graduating from Cardiff University, she offered me this interview opportunity. I have never been as proud as that moment. I would like to sincerely thank you for offering me the opportunity to study in Cardiff University. Each meeting and conversation we had and Dr Prizeman’s valuable and precise comments led me all the way through. After leaving UK over half a year, I miss all the faculty members, classmates, and miss every day I spent in Cardiff.

Li Yang, MSc Sustainable Building Conservation graduate



Read our step by step guide to the postgraduate application process and see the criteria required for your programme of study.

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