Applications for 2021 for the MPhil in Conservation of the Built Environment at UCT’s School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics are closing soon -  the last date to apply is 30 November 2020. You can submit your application and supporting documents online:

For more information or any queries, contact the programme convenor Naomi Roux at

For more information, course details, and the programme brochure, visit

About the MPhil in Conservation of the Built Environment:

This exciting inter-disciplinary programme aims to equip graduates with a strong intellectual foundation in the field of built environment conservation, as well as the necessary professional skills in heritage resource management.

The course is situated in a contemporary South African and global context in which heritage and conservation practices intersect powerfully with the politics of spatial transformation, urban change, social justice and development. Within this context, built environment professionals and managers are often required to work with or to take account of heritage and heritage resources. To do so productively requires a thorough technical and legal understanding of heritage resource management; but beyond this, the ability to grapple critically with the relationships between conservation, heritage, transformation and sustainable futures. We operate from the position that the built environment can only be understood as part of a network of social, political, commemorative, spatial, economic and other meanings. The course aims to enable graduates to practice effectively in the field, supported by a thorough understanding of contemporary debates and issues in heritage and conservation.

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