Conservation of Cultural Heritage, M.Sc. | METU Middle East Technical University | Ankara, Turkey
24 months
278 USD/year
18 USD/year
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The M.S. Program in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from METU Middle East Technical University is aimed at training graduate students with specialized skills for the conservation and preservation of historic monuments and sites. 


Key Features

These include all the theoretical and practical background and the techniques necessary to conserve, restore and manage historic buildings, parts or the whole of historic towns and areas, and archaeological sites. The increase in scientific and cultural interest and the economic emphasis due to tourism have led to greater attention to this field. The curriculum aims at providing a multidisciplinary educational environment in accordance with the multidisciplinary nature of conservation. 

The students of the Conservation of Cultural Heritage from METU Middle East Technical University are introduced with the necessary approaches, methodologies, and tools orientated toward the conservation of cultural properties at various scales within the framework of conservation theory and principles, and educated to gain the skills for defining and solving related problems. They also get familiar with the materials and techniques of restoration by laboratory experience. Admission is open to all candidates holding a Bachelor's Degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • M.s.thesis in Restoration and Conser.
  • Theory of Restoration and Conservation
  • Heritage Recording and in Formation Management
  • Technical Legal and Administrative Aspects of Conservation of Historic Environments
  • Sources, Methods and Ethics of Research in Conservation
  • Historical Structural Systems
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Material Decay in Historic Structures
  • Summer Practice in Restoration
  • Seminar in Restoration and Conservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International Graduate Students' Registration Form: The form is expected to be downloaded by the student and filled, including the student's signature.
  • ALES / GRE Score Sheet: The score sheets are valid for five years from the exact date they are announced. Students who used to be registered in one of the graduate programs of METU and then either canceled the registration on their own will or were dismissed from the program are not asked to provide a new ALES / GRE score only if they have not been registered to graduate programs of METU for one academic year at max.
  • English Proficiency Score (METU EPE / IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Academic)
  • One photo
  • Identity page of your passport
  • Residence Permit Card: Required only if the student has a residence permit card before the registration to METU.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Resident: 154 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 2500 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

1600 - 2350 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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