Applied Sciences to Cultural Heritage, Materials and SitesUniversity of Padua
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Applied Sciences to Cultural Heritage, 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 program offers the theoretical background and the necessary practical knowledge towards the application of scientific methods to archaeological and cultural heritage materials.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
- A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Chemical and Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computers Sciences, Architectural and Environmental Sciences, Geological Sciences, Geography, Turism Sciences, Cultural Heritage, Archaeology, or Human Sciences, with proven skills and/or motivation in Archaeological Sciences and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
- Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA
English - B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.
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- 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
- Historical buildings and sites,
- Suite of courses on Materials properties and conservation (ceramics, pigments, metals, glass),
- Remote sensing for archaeology,
- Databases and data processing,
- 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: €2,533 per year
Credit: 120 ECTS
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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