The Masters Program in Architecture (Conservation), which focuses mainly on Italian architectural heritage, aims to train students to consolidate and preserve existing architectural and environmental heritage and develop high-quality projects that take into account the relation between new projects, the environment, and the historical aspects.

The program brings together a range of different disciplines, including humanities and technical-scientific subjects, to prepare students to work as architects with specific competencies in building processes and the conservation of existing structures. In particular, the two-year program will delve deeper into the main competences acquired with the Bachelors Degree and will address:

  • historical-critical and historical-technical analysis of architecture, ranging from individual projects to the landscape and environment as a whole;
  • architectural project design, execution, practice and conservation of existing architectural structures;
  • specific scientific knowledge and critical know-how.

Final certificate "Master's Degree in Architecture-Conservation" has the same validity and it is recognized at the same level of all other Italian, UE and worldly university master's degrees (Level 7 - ISCED 2011).

According to the Italian Law, Master's Degree in Architecture-Conservation (LM-4) is a mandatory requirement to become a professional Architect, Territorial Planning (Pianificatore territoriale), Civil and Enviromental Engineer (Ingegnere civile e ambientale), Landscape Architect (Paesaggista), Conservator-Restorer of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage (Conservatore dei beni architettonici e ambientali). Graduate students can take part in the State professional exam for become member in the professional Order of Architects (Section A) and practice the work of architect in Italy. Our Master’s Degree Architecture (Restauro/Conservation) obtained the EU recognition in 2004, it means that students that attended and passed the Italian national entrance test at bachelor level, after passing the relative State professional exam (esame di stato sezione A) after the master's degree can practice in the European Union member countries and officially be recognized as architects in EU (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council issued by 07/09/2005).

Moreover, it allows to access to the PhD programs, to the second-level italian professional master or to the Specialization School (post-graduated) of Architecture, e.g. Sapienza Specialization School of Architecture.

First-year always start in October!

Tuition fees for the upcoming year 2019-2020 are almost 1.160 Euro/year. You can pay tuition fees in one or three installments.

Master Website:

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Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 14, 2019
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