Call for Applications – Master’s World Heritage Studies in Cottbus (Germany) Deadline: 15 July (Non-EU) or 31 August (EU)

Call for Applications

MASTER’S IN WORLD HERITAGE STUDIES

http://www.tu-cottbus.de/whs

Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus (Germany) is receiving applications for entry onto the Master’s programme inWorld Heritage Studies.

CONCEPT

The international Master’s programme World Heritage Studies at BTU Cottbus was developed around the UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, and reflects diverse approaches to the concept of heritage, such as the link between culture and nature, tangible and intangible values, or conservation and development. Its aim is to equip students with knowledge and skills needed for the identification, protection, management and presentation of cultural and natural heritage sites.
The study programme cooperates with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre in Paris, the German Commission for UNESCO, as well as many other heritage organisations all over the world.  Characterised by cultural, professional and academic diversity, World Heritage Studies promotes and fosters a globally conscious environment where students come together to re-contextualize heritage for the next generation.

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

Through a belief that heritage can and should be understood and protected from a wide range of perspectives, the curriculum is based on a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach, and combines academic disciplines in four main fields:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Arts, Architecture and Conservation
  • Natural Heritage and Cultural Landscapes
  • Management.

The study programme also includes two applied study projects and the Master’s thesis.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The inspiration, curiosity, professionalism and networks gained through this programme allow each student to personalise their relationship to World Heritage according to their undergraduate background and research interests, thus bringing a unique perspective to the field.
As heritage consultants or managers, graduates will be qualified to work in a wide spectrum of professional fields: heritage institutions in the private and public sector, government agencies, heritage consultancy firms, museums, tourism operators, universities, etc.

DEGREE
Master of Arts (M.A.) in World Heritage Studies

DURATION
Four semesters (two years), full time

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
English

WEBSITE
http://www.tu-cottbus.de/whs

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies or other study areas relevant to the World Heritage Studies curriculum (Humanities, Social Sciences, Architecture, Archaeology, Art History, Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Cultural Management or Tourism);
  • Certificate of proficiency in English (TOEFL iBT min. 79 points; IELTS min. 6.5; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English min. grade “B”; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English min. grade “C” or equivalent).

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Non-EU applicants: 15 July 2013
EU applicants: 31 August 2013

PROGRAMME STARTS
October 2013

TUITION FEES
No tuition fees. Only regular administration fees (approximately 220 Euro/semester).

CONTACT
Simona Cadar
Programme Coordinator
Tel: +49 355 694880
E-mail: cadar@tu-cottbus.de