MAConservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage
|Study location||Italy, Mestre|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€1,200 per year|
|Application fee||€30 one-time
This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for admission to a maximum of three programmes of study.
Bachelor's diploma (or higher)
A minimum three-year undergraduate degree is required.
Admission to this master’s degree programme is subject to your possession of specific minimum curricular requirements. A Teaching Committee will evaluate your undergraduate transcript of records to determine if you possess the necessary background knowledge to be admitted. Please check this programme’s minimum curricular requirements to find out if you could be a suitable candidate.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
If your documents are not in English or Italian, please upload the original documentation or a verified copy of it AS WELL AS a professional translation in English or Italian. You can obtain professional translations either in your country or in Italy, and they can be issued by professional translators, a local court of law or court interpreters.
A minimum B2-level knowledge of English is mandatory for enrolment.
Please note: Ca’ Foscari University does not conduct any test to assess your knowledge of English as part of the application procedure.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This programme trains you as an expert in cultural heritage conservation by applying an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the study of chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology.
The programme’s study plan prepares you to make use of a wide range of modern restoration and conservation technologies as well as design new ones while also equipping you with the knowledge and experience you need to plan and execute prevention and maintenance projects and to study artefacts in a conservational context.
Since the study programme emphasises hands-on experience, you will get to practice what you are learning in a city that is exceptionally rich with artistic and cultural heritage.
Explore the programme’s study plan.
This programme includes the following components:
- course work
- curricular internship
- final thesis
You can request to spend one or two semesters at a partner university through Ca’ Foscari’s exchange programmes, and your curricular internship can be carried out either in Italy or abroad.
As a graduate, you will be a trained conservation scientist, a technical and scientific expert in the conservation of cultural heritage, so you’ll be ready to launch a career with both public and private organisations as well as businesses and laboratories specializing in restoration and conservation.
Possible career opportunities include:
• Museum technician
• Cultural consultant
• Restoration technology development
The programme also allows you to continue your studies with a doctorate in chemistry.