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Master's Degree in Direction of Conservation and Restoration Projects

Universitat de Barcelona
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Master's Degree in Direction of Conservation and Restoration Projects

Program description

Master's Degree in Direction of Conservation and Restoration Projects

The master's degree in Direction of Conservation-Restoration Projects is intended to train future professionals in the field of heritage conservation and restoration. The structure of the master's degree seeks to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience required for them to become successful project managers in heritage conservation and restoration.

The master's degree is designed to give a specialization to degree holders who already have specific training in the field of heritage conservation and restoration.

The languages of instruction for this program are Spanish 63%; English 7%; Catalan 30%.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The content of the master's degree addresses project management focused on collections and heritage ensembles, strengthening the role of the conservationist and restorer as a professional who coordinates the multidisciplinary work of conservation and restoration, and providing the competences needed for interventions of this magnitude.

The subjects in this master's degree provide students with knowledge, study and practical work on various types of heritage ensembles. One thematic block examines scientific techniques and familiarizes students with the resources available at the UB for the study of heritage. There is also a subject that focuses on the commercial and administrative aspects of conservation and restoration activities.

Tuition fees

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The master's degree Direction of Conservation-Restoration Projects is intended to provide holders of bachelor's degrees in heritage conservation and restoration with a Level 3 qualification as established by the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, which addresses all qualifications that give students advanced training, either specialized or multidisciplinary, aimed at academic or professional specialization or at preparation for research activities. Students will attain the competences needed to direct conservation and restoration projects with a focus on collections and heritage ensembles. Specifically, they will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to:

  • Formulate and design conservation and restoration projects, defining the objectives and work methodology;
  • Determine the physical conditions of works in their context and propose suitable programs for their conservation;
  • Direct, coordinate and participate in the tasks of multidisciplinary teams engaged in activities of heritage conservation and restoration;
  • Conduct the research required to obtain a thorough knowledge of works, their physical conditions and the conservation and restoration processes that need to be applied to them;
  • Disseminate and publish the results obtained.

Continuing studies

Given the structure of the course and its focus on research, the master's degree will prepare graduates to go on to take a doctoral degree.

Career opportunities

On completion of the master's degree, graduates will be capable of managing projects and interdisciplinary teams in the field of conservation and restoration of heritage. The course also prepares students for work as freelance professionals in these fields.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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