MA Program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage

The MA program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage aims to train graduates to face the most important challenge in the heritage industry today: its longterm viability.

Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations in the city, as well as the greatest concentration of heritage monuments and works, nowhere in the world prepares a student better for a career in this field.

Today, in order to make cultural heritage both sustainable and socially useful it is necessary to recognize the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the heritage spectrum. In particular, those who wish to work with heritage will have to undertake many different responsibilities pertaining to varied areas of expertise

This MA will shape a new generation of professionals. Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Science graduates will acquire the management and business skills to work worldwide. Thanks to AUR’s connections and collaborations with numerous cultural institutions both in Rome, Italy and the Mediterranean, this MA will provide practical experience in professional circumstances that will shape each student’s career.

Potential career paths

The Master’s degree in Sustainable Cultural Heritage will enable students to seek employment in cultural heritage public and private institutions or pursue research at Ph.D. level.

Duration       15 months

Starting date:  Fall 2015

Credits:            39

Courses and Thesis

The MA Program consists of 18 credits of core courses, 12 credits of elective courses, an internship and the thesis. The total number of credit hours for the MA program is 39 of which 30 credits is for course work, 3 for the internship and 6 for the thesis.

Core courses:     18 credits total

Internship:             3 credits

Electives:             12 credits total

Thesis:                    6 credits total

Prerequisite and Admission Requirements

The prerequisite for admission is a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Humanities or Social Science and excellent knowledge of English.

Costs for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and Canadian citizens

17.550,00 US Dollar

Costs for citizens and permanent residents of countries other than United States or Canada

13.000 Euro