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The University of Hong Kong


Bachelor of Arts in Conservation 文學士(建築文物保護)


Short Description

Conservation is recognised worldwide as an important component of sustainable development.  Every year there is increasing demand and scope for both research into conservation and its practical application, as cities around the world recognise the need for more rigorous professional requirements based on international best-practice standards specified in international charters and conventions.

The Bachelor of Arts in Conservation BA(Conservation) offers problem-based, experiential learning covering a broad spectrum of conservation-related subjects.  The curriculum provides core competencies in the history and theory of conservation and the understanding of building structures and fabric in terms of material science and construction techniques.  It also includes other courses crucial to the practice of architectural conservation, such as documentation and visual communication.  Local and overseas field studies, workshops and internship placements are also part of the curriculum.

The programme provides students with a high level of competency for continuing their studies with the Master of Science in Conservation MSc(Conservation), as well as other postgraduate programmes in complementary disciplines, including architecture, surveying, landscape architecture and urban planning design.


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  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level


  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2018-19 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Faculty of Architecture


Tel: 3917-6055


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 44 58 90 155 185 532
2016 68 63 114 207 225 677
2015 64 42 143 257 294 800
2014 115 89 196 337 396 1133
2013 84 124 256 411 490 1365
2012 42 47 99 169 210 567

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 15 0 0 0 0 15
2016 14 0 0 0 0 14
2015 15 0 0 0 0 15
2014 16 0 0 0 0 16
2013 9 1 0 0 0 10
2012 12 0 0 0 0 12