Conservation of Monuments and Sites, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
18 months
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6600 EUR/year
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About

This advanced master Conservation of Monuments and Sites programme from KU Leuven is an intensive international and interdisciplinary experience. The programme is ideal for students fascinated by conservation and restoration techniques in the field of built heritage preservation.

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Overview

Cultural heritage is a valuable resource for sustainable development of the environment we live in. For more than 40 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 from KU Leuven 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.

Ideally, upon entering the programme, you will possess:

  • An initial Master's degree in a field related to built heritage or cultural resource management, such as architecture, design, (construction) engineering, archaeology, (art) history, urban planning or cultural studies. Candidates with a five-year bachelor's degree qualifying them for a professional career as an architect or engineer in their country are also eligible to apply. Motivated candidates with a Master of Science degree in another relevant discipline may also be eligible to apply, but they should contact the programme office before applying.
  • A special interest and, preferably, a demonstrable commitment to the cause of the conservation of cultural heritage in general;
  • A willingness to work in a team and to confront concepts/opinions/methods from your own background and cultural context with those of other students with different background, training and cultural context;
  • Professional and/or international experience is an additional asset;

Career perspectives

Alumni from this programme are currently working as independent professionals in preservation, restoration and management of built cultural heritage as well as in leadership and policymaking positions in conservation institutions such as UNESCO, ICOMOS and the Council of Europe. Others proceed towards a career in academia (PhD).

More than 900 students from 71 countries all over the world and with different professional and educational backgrounds already graduated from the programme since it was first organised by the RLICC.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation of Architectural Heritage: History, Theory and Practice
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Conservation Policies
  • Building Materials and Conservation Techniques
  • Human Settlements in Development
  • Theory and Practice of Urbanism since 1945

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic background: You have an initial master’s degree in a field related to built heritage or cultural resource management, such as architecture, design, (construction) engineering, archaeology, (art) history, urban planning or cultural studies. Candidates with a five-year bachelor’s degree qualifying them for a professional career as an architect or engineer in their country are also eligible. Motivated candidates with a Master of Science degree in another relevant discipline may also be eligible to apply.
  • GRE test results: Students applying to this programme are exempted from submitting GRE scores, but it might still be considered as an asset. 
  • English language proficiency: students should have a good command of English, both spoken and written.

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.

Funding

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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