With an outstanding international reputation, the Centre for Conservation Studies provides education, training and guidance in the conservation of cultural heritage to students and professionals around the world.
It maintains its traditional links, whilst developing new ones, with the key organizations, institutions and professionals working in the field of conservation and management of cultural heritage.
The Centre is integral to the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. It offers the post-graduate course in the Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings), established for over 40 years and the first of its kind in the UK. The postgraduate programme, inherited from the former Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies (IAAS), was integrated in the Department in 1997 and continues to be the flagship course of the Centre.
The progressive vision, multi-disciplinary approach and international profile; and our three other MA courses in Archaeology of Buildings, Cultural Heritage Management and Stained Glass Conservation help make York an international centre for conservation.
Our open short courses that also contribute towards continuing professional development cover the following subjects:
Lime . Stone . Brick . Timber . Earth . Thatch . Reinforced Concrete . Vernacular Buildings . Legislation and Policy (UK & International) . International Issues in Cultural Heritage Conservation . Modern Architecture . Sustainable Heritage . Climate Change
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- MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings)
- MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management
Continuing Professional Development
"I had an excellent year studying conservation in York, interacting with an inter-disciplinary and international student body during intensive courses, workshops and study tours, led by many of the best experts in the field. I still witness the advantage of these experiences and connections, after ten years."