24 months
Duration
2100 EUR/year
2061 EUR/year
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About

This Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers a unique opportunity to acquire scientific training both in state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field while gaining hands-on experience with the artistic and cultural patrimony of Venice, a UNESCO heritage site.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

This English-taught programme trains you as an expert in cultural heritage conservation by applying an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the study of chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology. 

The Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice  prepares you to use modern restoration and conservation technologies as well as design new ones, and equips you with the knowledge and experience you need to plan and execute prevention and maintenance projects and to study artefacts in a conservational context. 

Since the study programme emphasises hands-on experience, you will get to practice what you are learning in a city that is exceptionally rich with artistic and cultural heritage.

Launching your career

As a graduate, you will be a trained conservation scientist, a technical and scientific expert in the conservation of cultural heritage, so you'll be ready to launch a career with both public and private organisations as well as businesses and laboratories specializing in restoration and conservation. Possible career opportunities include:

  •  Museum technician
  •  Restorer
  •  Cultural consultant
  •  Restoration technology development

The programme also allows you to continue your studies with a doctorate in chemistry.

Programme Structure

The programme's two-year study plan is designed to train you as an expert in the diagnostics and conservation of cultural heritage, so the course work provides a solid interdisciplinary scientific background that combines chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology. Some of the courses involved are:

  •  Analytical Methods and Applications
  •  Computer Science Applications in Cultural Heritage
  •  Geology Applied for Cultural Heritage
  •  Innovative Materials for Conservation
  •  Experimental Design and Statistics
  •  Research Methods for Archaeology
The programme also requires that you complete a thesis and carry out a curricular internship, which ensures that you get some work experience before you graduate. It is also possible to carry out one or two semesters of the programme abroad through one of the university's many international exchange programmes.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Ca' Foscari will begin accepting applications for the 2021/22 academic year in November, and the application procedure is carried out online.

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy certain curricular requirements. You therefore must have completed 48 ECTS in various study fields, including Chemistry, Physical Science, Mathematical and IT Sciences, Earth Sciences and Biology, Ancient Civilizations and others. 
  • You need a certified B2-level knowledge of English.
    • A Teaching Committee assesses your CV to make sure you have adequate personal preparation.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2100 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2061 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2061 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

    To make education as affordable as possible to all, Ca' Foscari offers tuition fee reductions to students coming from non-OECD countries, with fees sometimes as low as 700 euro per year. Contact us for more information.

    Funding

    For high-achieving international students, Ca' Foscari offers:

    •  renewable tuition fee waivers
    •  one-time scholarships of €5,000
    The regional government also offers financial aid for international students from low-income families for which you can apply after enrolment.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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    Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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