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;
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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- 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
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- 18 months
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DisciplinesArchitecture General Engineering & Technology View 5 other Masters in Architecture in Belgium
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- 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.
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International6600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 18 months.
EU/EEA6600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 18 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.