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.

Birkbeck College, University of London, Department of History of Art (MA History of Architecture)

Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture (MArch Architectural Studies; MA Architectural Design; MSc Sustainable Building Conservation)

*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 Architecture (MA 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 (MA Architectural History; MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments; MArch; MPlan City Planning); Institute for Sustainable Heritage (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 & Heritage (MPhil Conservation of Cultural Heritage)

University of Liverpool, School of Architecture (MA Architecture; MArch; MSc Building Information Modelling; MSc Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture)

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 Architecture (MA 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 Design (MA Glass; MA Heritage Practice)

University of Warwick, History of Art Department (MA 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 (MA Archaeology of Buildings; MA Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings); MA Cultural Heritage Management; MA Digital Heritage); Centre for Lifelong Learning (MA English Building History; PGDip Parish Church Studies: Heritage, History and Fabric); History of Art Department (MA Art History – Architectural History and Theory; MA Stained Glass Conservation & Heritage Management); Writtle University College (MA Landscape Architecture; Master of Landscape Architecture