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MSt in Building History The Master of Studies in Building History is a part-time postgraduate course aimed at people wanting to pursue a career in the analysis and assessment of the significance of historic buildings. It is offered jointly by the Departments of Architecture and History of Art in collaboration with English Heritage. Students are expected to come from a wide variety of backgrounds, not necessarily related to architectural history. The course aims:

Assessment is based on four written assignments: one 5,000 word case study, two 3,000word essays, and in the second year a 15,000-word thesis. Students receive academic supervisions for their individual assignments , and are also supported by a Director of Studies throughout their course.

-To provide individuals with a detailed understanding of the history and development of buildings in Britain -To train students in the recording of historic buildings -To equip students to carry out research in all aspects of the historic environment

COLLEGE MEMBERSHIP

THE COURSE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The course is part-time and lasts two years. In the first year students attend three twoweek residential courses, consisting of lectures, visits, workshops and seminars. These are examined in a further week-long course in the summer. Courses are delivered by leading experts in each field from within and outside the university. Students are required to record and analyse a historic structure and write a research proposal. The second year is spent on a six month placement with a a heritage organisation (it is up to the student to find the placement) and the completion of a dissertation on an approved topic of research.

Applicants should have at least three years post-graduate experience of working in the built environment and an upper second class honours degree or better, although alternative experience or qualifications may be taken into account. Overseas students must demonstrate a good command of the English language and meet the requirements for the University’s Board of Graduate Studies in this respect. Details of the course fees, dates and the application procedure can be found on the website http://www.idbe.org/.

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Students on the course become members of Wolfson College, which was established specifically for graduate and mature students.

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