Academic institutions with specialism in the historic built environment

This list was compiled from ‘’ on the basis of the institutions’ supplied keywords and does not seek to evaluate the content of the programmes. It omits courses primarily in other disciplines which have an architectural history (or similar) component by virtue of shared modules with programmes already listed and those programmes whose coverage of architecture is explicitly not covering English architecture). It also omits degrees in Heritage Studies unless these explicitly identified an architectural or built environment component to the programme. Although this methodology did not identify the Courtauld Institute as having M-level specialism in architectural history, it has been added to this list as historically many PhDs relevant to the English historic building environment have proceeded from the Art History MA at the Courtauld. Institutions whose Masters are long-standing and widely recognised by the community for preparation for doctoral research in architectural and/or construction history are denoted by an asterisk, however it should be recognized that there are a number of institutions (including, but not limited to, Birkbeck College, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Liverpool) where there are significant clusters of architectural historians.

Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture
MArch Architectural Studies; MA Architectural Design; MSc Sustainable Building Conservation
Birkbeck College, University of London, Department of History of Art MA History of Architecture
*Courtauld Institute, University of London MA History of Art
De Montfort University MArch; MPhil Architectural research
Glasgow School of Art, School of Simulation and Visualisation MSc Heritage Visualisation
Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies MPhil Cultural Studies
Kingston University, Kingston School of Art MSc Historic Building Conservation
Leeds Beckett University, School of Art, Architecture and Design MA Architecture; MArch
Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies MA Urban Design
London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design MA Architectural History, Research and Writing
London South Bank University, School of the Built Environment and ArchitectureMA Urban Planning design; MArch
Newcastle University, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape MA Landscape Architecture Studies; MPhil Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Northumbria University, Faculty of Engineering and Environment MArch, Architecture
Nottingham Trent University, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment MA Interior Architecture and Design; MArch Sustainable Urban Design
Open University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences MA Art History
Oxford Brookes University, School of the Built Environment MSc Historic Conservation
Royal College of Art, School of Architecture MA Architecture; MA City Design
*University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture Institute for Sustainable Heritage MA Architectural History; MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments; MArch; MPlan City Planning;
MSc Built Environment: Sustainable Heritage
University of Aberdeen, Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture MLitt in Medieval and Early Modern Studies; MSc Cultural and Creative Communication
University of Bath, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering MSc Conservation of Historic Buildings
University of Brighton, School of Humanities MA History of Design and Material Culture
University of Bristol, Faculty of Arts MA Medieval Studies
University of Buckingham MA Western Architectural History by Research; MA English Country House 1485-1945 by Research
*University of Cambridge, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art MPhil Architecture and Urban Design; MPhil Architecture and Urban Studies; MSt Building History
University of Central Lancashire, Art, Design and Fashion MArch; MSc Building Conservation and Adaption
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art MSc Architectural History and Theory; MSc Cultural Landscapes; MSc Architectural Conservation; MScR Architecture; MScR Cultural Studies
University of Gloucestershire, Department of Art and Design MA Landscape Architecture
University of Greenwich, School of Design MA Landscape Architecture; MArch; MSc Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism
University of Huddersfield, School of Art, Design and Architecture MA Advanced Architectural Design; MA/MSc by Research Architecture and the Built Environment
University of Kent, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies ;MA Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Kent School of Architecture and Planning MA Architecture and Urban Design; MA Architectural Visualisation; MSc Architectural Conservation; MSc Architecture and Sustainable Environment
University of Leicester, Department of History MA Urban Conservation
University of Lincoln, School of History & HeritageMPhil Conservation of Cultural Heritage
University of Liverpool, School of Architecture (MA Architecture; MArch; MSc Building Information Modelling; MSc Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture)MA Architecture and Design; MA Architecture and Urbanism; MArch
University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development MA Architecture and Design; MA Architecture and Urbanism; MArch
*University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education PG Cert Architectural History
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth School of ArchitectureMA Conservation Architecture
University of Salford, School of Computing, Science and Engineering MSc Environmental Acoustics
University of Sheffield, Department of Landscape MA Landscape Architecture
University of Strathclyde, Department of Architecture MSc Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage
University of Wales, Trinity St David, Faculty of Art and DesignMA Glass; MA Heritage Practice
University of Warwick, History of Art DepartmentMA History of Art
University of Westminster, Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment MA Architecture; MArch; MSc Architecture and Environmental Design
University of Winchester, Faculty of Arts MA Cultural Heritage and Resource Management
*University of York, Archaeology Department
Centre for Lifelong Learning
History of Art Department
MA Archaeology of Buildings; MA Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings); MA Cultural Heritage Management; MA Digital Heritage;
MA English Building History; PGDip Parish Church Studies: Heritage, History and Fabric;
MA Art History – Architectural History and Theory; MA Stained Glass Conservation & Heritage Management;
Writtle University CollegeMA Landscape Architecture; Master of Landscape Architecture