Master of Science in Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces (Preparatory Programme)

Master of Science in Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces (Preparatory Programme)

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Course title Master of Science in Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces (Preparatory Programme)
Level of qualification Level NA
National Qualifications Framework level Not Applicable
Duration 2 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Chiara Pasian
Delivered by Faculty for the Built Environment
The one-year Preparatory Programme is designed specifically to prepare you to commence the MSc in Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces the following year. If you are a student coming from a humanities background, then you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with science-based topics (20 ECTS), and conversely, if you are coming from a science background, then you will also have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with arts-based subjects (20 ECTS). During the same year, other topics to be covered by all participants (40 ECTS) include documentation for conservation, research methods and traditional materials and technology. Work-in-progress seminars and the development of practical and manual skills will also be given great importance during this preparatory year.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor's degree obtained with at least Second Class (Honours) or Category II in a discipline related to Archaeology, Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Conservation and Restoration, Engineering, Fine Art, History of Art or Physics, or

(b) qualifications deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be comparable to the qualifications listed in paragraph (a).

In addition to the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above, in order to be admitted to the Course, candidates must also obtain a mark of at least 65% in a test or tests as established by the Board, and held not later than one month before the start of the academic year.

All applicants registering under the above paragraphs shall be required to successfully complete the preparatory programme comprising 60 ECTS credits, with an overall average mark of 65% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course, unless the main focus of their first cycle degree is in Conservation and Restoration, and directly related to the programme of study of the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Upon successfully completing this programme of study, you will:

• Have developed your practical and manual skills.
• Refined your use of oral and written skills in English.
• Have familiarised yourself with the scientific and artistic aspects of architecture and conservation.
• Possess research skills that will aid you in carrying out academic essays.
• Be able to recall theories, concepts and the history related to the subject area.
If are interested in the humanistic and scientific aspects of architecture and would like to pursue a career related to the conservation of architecture, then this is the ideal preparatory course for you.
As a graduate from this preparatory course, you will have the opportunity to enrol in one of the Master of Architecture postgraduate courses that we offer, that will help you specialise and reach the career that you are interested in.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 4 October 2021

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