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M.Sc. in Conservation Technology for Masonry Buildings
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Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Conservation Technology for Masonry Buildings (due to open on October 2017)


The M.Sc. in Conservation Technology for Masonry Buildings is aimed at persons already practicing as architects, conservators, or in a related field, or holding a first degree in these areas, and wishing to specialize in the conservation of historic masonry buildings. 
The programme of studies extends over a period of eighteen months of full-time studies spread over 3 semesters. Lectures are held in daytime, normally spread over three days a week. The programme is designed to familiarise participants with a combination of conservation theory, material science, traditional building techniques and research methods, and aims to equip them as professionals capable of addressing the complex challenges presented by historic buildings.
The course structure requires participants to follow 60 ECTS of compulsory taught study-units, delivered over two semesters during the first academic year. Seminars and group work form an important component of the programme.
In addition, students will be expected to write a dissertation (30 ECTS) and to follow a number of site visits. The first semester of the second academic year is dedicated to the writing of a dissertation of up to 25,000 words. The dissertation will help students develop the skills and competences required to conduct independent and innovative research in an area of their choice.
The programme is due to open again in October 2017. This will be the last time that the programme is offered. For more information about the course, please contact us on Email

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Last Updated: 23 January 2019

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