MA in Conservation and Regeneration
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 architectural conservation and regeneration in its widest context and to consider the social, the cultural, the economic and the political. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their own approach in practice through seminar discussions, independent study and conservation studio project work.
The programme has been developed with reference to the Institute of Historic Building Conservation Areas of Competence and we are currently seeking IHBC course recognition.Link