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Historic Building Conservation Foundation Degree

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

72

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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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Conservation of buildings

**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.

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

Tuition fees

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England
£7,800
per year
EU
£7,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,800
per year
Scotland
£7,800
per year
Wales
£7,800
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The Building Crafts College

Department:

Department of Architecture and Landscape

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

58%
low
Conservation of buildings

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

Teaching and learning

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
65%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
2%
Teaching and educational professionals

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture, building and planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

£39k

£39k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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