Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites (Leuven)
Full time, Part time
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Cultural heritage is a valuable resource for sustainable development of the environment we live in. For more than 45 years the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation has trained graduates with diverse professional backgrounds in valuing and managing cultural heritage.
The Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites programme is well-known for the international and interdisciplinary content which is taught using a well established methodology that prepares students for a variety of exciting career and research opportunities.
We offer an international environment in which students are taught in small groups in close contact with professors and guest lecturers.
You will obtain knowledge through a variety of lectures, site visits and project works.
Students will build close working relationships with staff, renowned experts and foreign guest lecturers each covering a broad range of expertise.
You will have the opportunity to study at the KU Leuven, the most innovative university in Europe. Discover the unique historical city of Leuven that includes two World Heritage Sites within the city centre.
You will gain vital working experience across the globe thanks to our close relations with UNESCO, ICOMOS, and other national and international organisations as well as through our vast alumni network.
You will widen your career opportunities in conservation practices, international and national heritage bodies or academic research.
The Master in Conservation of Monuments and Sites (Master of Science, 90 ECTS) programme is a three-semester research-based academic degree. During the first and second semester we provide a common theoretical and methodological framework. The theoretical knowledge is put into practice during various workshops and projects dealing with the different aspects of a conservation project.
The last semester is flexible and can be carried out entirely abroad. It will mainly consist of the writing of the Master Thesis, an individual research work in the field of conservation. A professional internship, which aims to introduce the student to the world of heritage practices, completes the semester.