Architectural Heritage
Conservation

Master of Science
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What is it?

The sustainable development of architectural heritage has become a central task of construction as well as of urban and regional development. Historical buildings and sites as well as cultural landscapes contribute significantly to the distinctiveness and identity of cities and regions. Recognizing the value and potential of historical buildings and sites requires interdisciplinary knowledge and practical experience.

This is where the practice-oriented degree program comes in. In the course of various study projects, students learn to recognize the value of historical monuments and to develop sustainable strategies for conservation, restoration, and conversion. The teaching concept covers a very wide range of fields based on three pillars:

  • Redevelopment and feasibility
  • Restoration and adding to existing buildings
  • Safeguarding urban and cultural landscapes

What can I do with it?

The objective of the master's degree program is to provide students with the interdisciplinary skills required to develop ecologically, economically, socially, and culturally responsible and sustainable solutions, especially in the architecturally challenging historical context of the built environment.

The master's degree program Architectural Heritage Conservation | Building Revitalization and Transformation M. Sc. qualifies graduates for challenging tasks in planning, conservation, adding to existing buildings and management of international architectural heritage.

Graduates work in planning offices in interdisciplinary teams as well as in heritage conservation authorities or take on planning tasks in municipal offices and other public institutions or NGOs with a focus on the conservation and management of culturally and historically valuable artefacts and building projects in existing structures. They are also qualified to work in the areas of cultural and site management of sites of historical and social relevance, such as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Further occupational fields include consulting services for craftsmen and conservators as well as public relations work, preparing information and communicating values and conservation concepts in the area of architectural heritage.

 

For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.

Key facts

Study location

Wiesbaden, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus

Standard period of study

4 semesters

Main language of instruction

German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.

Accreditation agency

ACQUIN

Commencement of studies

Winter and summer semester

Contact

Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.

You can contact Professor Cristian Abrihan directly for further information.