MA Conservation and Regeneration
Format: Campus, Online
The MA in Conservation and Regeneration specialises in the theory and practice of building conservation and conservation-led urban regeneration. Designed for students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the programme takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on expertise in historic built environments, urban history and theory, contextual design approaches and community engagement to explore the relationship between building conservation practice and urban regeneration.
Building conservation practice can broadly be described as the development of socially and environmentally sustainable design within the historic built environment which responds to and respects its immediate surroundings and which values memory, identity and continuity with the past. Growing recognition of the social, cultural and financial asset of existing buildings and spaces has placed built heritage issues high on national government policy agendas and conservation principles figure prominently in the successful physical and economic regeneration of the built environment.
The programme addresses a national and international need for skilled practitioners who are able to steward built heritage and to mediate between the numerous stakeholders in the historic built environment. It aims to develop skilled and knowledgeable professionals who can engage with a range of historic and contemporary design approaches and who are able to effectively evaluate and manage change within the historic and built environment of the 21st century.
Sheffield School of Architecture´s intellectual ethos builds strongly on social and environmental responsibilities in relation to the design and production of the built environment, and designing with an understanding of context (both physical and social) is an important consideration. The MA in Conservation and Regeneration invites students to understand archit
Applicants with an existing design background are required to submit a design portfolio with examples of previous work and a written statement of interest in the design of learning environments. The portfolio should be no larger than A4 and present relevant work/studies to support the application. The portfolio should be no larger than A4 (hardcopy) and a maximum of 10-20 pages. A pdf/ppt is acceptable for online applications.
Applicants with a non-design background are required to submit a written and illustrated statement of interest which outlines their previous experience and their interest in the design of learning environments.
All applicants from the UK are likely to be called for interview.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component) or TOEFL iBT 100
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No