18 months
6600 EUR/year
6600 EUR/year
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Cultural heritage is a valuable resource for sustainable development of the environment we live in. The Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites at KU Leuven is an advanced international and interdisciplinary study programme in the conservation and restoration of historic monuments and sites. A ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ for built heritage preservation students.

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The Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites at KU Leuven offers an intensive international and interdisciplinary collaboration, run by the RLICC (Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation). The RLICC has more than 45 years of experience in training, research and consulting in the field of the preservation of built heritage.


Graduates master the necessary common language, critical perspective, research methodologies and practices as are to be used in the conservation of monuments and sites by the international guidelines, charters and literature.  Employment options for graduates from the MCMS are various and widespread.

Alumni are currently working in cultural heritage institutes and organisations as well as independent professionals. They display highly appreciated professional experience in private architecture and restoration offices as well as in leadership and policymaking positions in regional, national and international conservation institutions such as UNESCO, ICOMOS and the Council of Europe. All levels of the heritage administration, be they regional, national or international, count MCMS alumni among their ranks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation of Architectural Heritage: History, Theory and Practice

  • Landscape Architecture

  •   Building Materials and Conservation Techniques

  • Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development

  • Conservation Policies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Each application is judged individually by its merits being academic (study results) and/or based on professional experience. The selection committee also aims at achieving a multidisciplinary and international group of students. The Programme limits its yearly intake (1st year) to a maximum of 30 students.
  • Active knowledge of English [TOEFL (Computer-based test 213 pt., Internet-based test 79 - 80 pt., Paper-based test 550 pt.) or IELTS (6.5 - 7.5 pt.)
  • Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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