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Direction of Conservation and Restoration Projects

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The master's degree in Direction of Conservation-Restoration Projects is intended to train future professionals in the field of heritage conservation and restoration. The structure of the master's degree seeks to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience required for them to become successful project managers in heritage conservation and restoration.
The master's degree is designed to give a specialization to degree holders who already have specific training in the field of heritage conservation and restoration.

The content of the master's degree addresses project management focused on collections and heritage ensembles, strengthening the role of the conservationist and restorer as a professional who coordinates the multidisciplinary work of conservation and restoration, and providing the competences needed for interventions of this magnitude.

The subjects in this master's degree provide students with knowledge, study and practical work on various types of heritage ensembles. One thematic block examines scientific techniques and familiarizes students with the resources available at the UB for the study of heritage. There is also a subject that focuses on the commercial and administrative aspects of conservation and restoration activities.

Learning objectives

The master's degree Direction of Conservation-Restoration Projects is intended to provide holders of bachelor's degrees in heritage conservation and restoration with a Level 3 qualification as established by the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, which addresses all qualifications that give students advanced training, either specialized or multidisciplinary, aimed at academic or professional specialization or at preparation for research activities. Students will attain the competences needed to direct conservation and restoration projects with a focus on collections and heritage ensembles. Specifically, they will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to:
- formulate and design conservation and restoration projects, defining the objectives and work methodology;
- determine the physical conditions of works in their context and propose suitable programs for their conservation;
- direct, coordinate and participate in the tasks of multidisciplinary teams engaged in activities of heritage conservation and restoration;
- conduct the research required to obtain a thorough knowledge of works, their physical conditions and the conservation and restoration processes that need to be applied to them;
- disseminate and publish the results obtained.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 Catalan (30%), Spanish (63%), English (7%)
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2018-2019
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Fine Arts
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage
 September 2016
The master's degree will admit new students every two years. As a result, face-to-face subjects will be offered in alternate academic years. However, the subjects Practicum and Final Project, which involve independent work under the supervision of a tutor, will be available in the first year of the master's degree and in the two semesters of the second year, when no new students will be enrolled. In this way, students can complete the master's degree in a single academic year, a year-and-a-half or two years, if they wish.
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