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Applied Sciences to Art, Archaeological Materials and Sites

University of Padua
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
Padua
English
01 October 2021

Program description

Applied Sciences to Art, Archaeological Materials and Sites

The Master’s degree acknowledges the recent scientific advances in the investigation of cultural heritage materials at different scales, from the site/landscape survey to diagnostics at the molecular and atomic levels, and the interpretation of derived information. Based on truly interdisciplinary collaborations, the programme offers the theoretical background and the necessary practical knowledge towards the application of scientific methods to archaeological and cultural heritage materials.

Admission requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Science, Engineering, Cultural Heritage, Archaeology, or Human Sciences, with proven skills and/or motivation in Archaeological Sciences and Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Language requirements

English language at B1 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent.

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


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Program content

1st Year

  • Integrated analysis of cultural heritage materials,
  • Geomorphology of archaeological landscapes and sites,
  • Suite of courses on Materials properties and conservation (stone materials, binders, biomaterials),
  • Geoarchaeology and micromorphology,
  • Dating techniques,
  • Geophysics for cultural heritage,
  • Macromolecules and genetics,
  • Communication and digital experience in CH

2nd Year

  • Historical buildings and sites,
  • Suite of courses on Materials properties and conservation (ceramics, pigments, metals, glass),
  • Remote sensing for archaeology,
  • Databases and data processing,
  • Authentication,
  • History and theory of restoration,
  • Urban history,
  • Management and valorization of cultural heritage

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Total Fees: €2,529 per year

Career opportunities

Graduates work as archaeologist, archaeological scientists, consultants and planners for diagnostic programs of sites and CH objets, managers of archaeological sites, consultants and planners for Museums, consultants and planners for conservation programs. In Italy, they can specialize further and enroll in the list of professional archaeologists. Their competences and knowledge will be unique for the interpretation and valorization of archaeological and CH materials.

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The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...


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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.


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University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua
Italy

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