Kingston University
Historic Building Conservation Foundation Degree FdSc
Kingston University

Key Course Facts


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Course Description

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.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Historic Building Conservation Foundation Degree, FdSc you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

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)

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Historic Building Conservation Foundation Degree, FdSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Historic Building Conservation Foundation Degree FdSc

England UK £7800 year 1
Northern Ireland £7800 year 1
Scotland £7800 year 1
Wales £7800 year 1
EU £7800 year 1

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2021 and beyond.

For foundation year and international fees, please visit:

Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Kingston University in related subject specific rankings.

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #27 
    • #33 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

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About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

Student composition of Kingston University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

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