Syllabus and credit distribution
The Master's Degree consists of 60 Credits (ECTS): 15 ECTS of compulsory subjects, 15 ECTS of elective subjects, 15 ECTS of external internships, promoting internships in Europe, and 15 ECTS of Master's Thesis (TFM). The number of student work hours per ECTS is 25.
The 30 ECTS to be taken during the first semester include 15 credits of compulsory subjects, distributed as follows:
- from 5 to 20 ECTS of subjects of the subject Cultural Heritage in Europe.
- from 5 to 20 ECTS of subjects of the subject Projects and professional organization in Europe.
- from 5 to 20 ECTS of subjects of the subject Documentation and research of cultural goods in Europe.
- from 0 to 15 ECTS of optional subjects of the module Deepening in the application to restoration.
Within each of the three compulsory subjects there may be basic training subjects (compulsory) and electives. Depending on the configuration of the selected subjects*, specialization lines can be established, although it is also possible to choose one's own configuration without having to take a specific specialization.
The 30 credits that complete the study plan in the second semester correspond to the External Internships (15 ECTS minimum) and the Master's Thesis (15 ECTS). External internships may begin during the first semester.
The following specializations are offered in the 2022 Edition:
- Projects and professional organization*
- Preservation of contemporary documents*
- No specialization*
*See table of courses and majors from the link on the cover page.
The 60 ECTS of the Master are distributed between January-February 2022 and January 2023 over two terms:The 60 ECTS of the Master are distributed between January-February 2022 and January 2023 over two terms:
Face-to-face classes will be taught in the first semester, from January 31 to June 10, 2022 (30 ECTS). The extraordinary evaluation will take place between September 5 and 9.
In the second semester, from September 15, 2022 to January 2023, the external internships and the Master's Thesis (30 ECTS) will be taken, although it is possible to start the internship period from the first semester.
Generic planning of the teachings
The subjects of the curriculum, described in the attached table, are distributed in five modules according to a structure of compulsory subjects and electives, which may vary according to the edition of the Master.The subjects of the curriculum, described in the attached table, are distributed in five modules according to a structure of compulsory subjects and electives, which may vary according to the edition of the Master.
The compulsory subjects, or basic training, comprise three blocks of contents in which a complementary specialization and improvement to the training of graduates in conservation and restoration is considered relevant, both in a European professional context and in research orientation ("Projects and professional organization in Europe", "Cultural assets in Europe" and "Documentation and research of cultural assets in Europe"). Each compulsory subject includes one or more subjects, optional or compulsory when they are considered necessary to ensure the acquisition of the subject competences.
The module of elective subjects "Deepening in the application to restoration", together with the rest of the elective subjects offered, provide the necessary flexibility so that each student can adapt the contents of the Master's Degree to his or her own interests. With the advice of the tutor teacher, they will allow the student to go deeper into those areas that he/she considers of interest, making him/her a participant in his/her own training. Depending on the edition of the Master, they may be made up of seminars, subjects of deepening in the practice of conservation-restoration, subjects of a different specialty from the one taken in origin, applied language training, optional external practices or other subjects offered by the ESCRBC or another educational institution of the European Higher Education Area.
Given that the Master has, in addition to its research orientation, a strong professionalizing character, it is important to have a core of electives to achieve constant updating and adaptation to the needs and evolution of the labor market as well as to the demands of the graduates themselves.
The elective subjects, as a block and within each subject, will also allow to include, as the case may be, a certain specialization, intensification or diversification of the curriculum, or line of deepening, according to professional demands and preferences of the students.
The External Practices will allow the effective development of the acquired competences, applied in a specialized professional environment in the European field of conservation-restoration. They will be promoted with the offer of international mobilities.
The Master's Thesis will be used for the autonomous deepening of knowledge, establishing a relationship between applied research and training. It will allow the student to put into practice all the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values acquired in order to prove by himself/herself, and to demonstrate to others, the acquisition of the competences of the Master.
PLANNING OF SUBJECTS AND SPECIALTIES IN THE 5TH EDITION, 2021-22: Consult the TABLES of subjects and specialties from the link on the cover page.
Official postgraduate degree: ESCRBCOfficial postgraduate degree: ESCRBC
|New positions offered||10 vacancies, expandable to 20 according to demand and available infrastructure (10 vacancies in 2021).|
|Number of credits||
- Full enrollment: 60 ECTS, developed in one academic year (36 weeks).- Full enrollment: 60 ECTS, developed in one academic year (36 weeks).
- Partial enrollment: minimum of 30 ECTS, including 15 ECTS of compulsory subjects.
|Module||Subject Matter and Descriptor: Minimum training content||Competencies||ECTS||Tipo|
Cultural property in EuropeCultural property in Europe
Projects and professional organization in EuropeProjects and professional organization in Europe
Techniques and methods of research and documentation applied to the study of cultural property. Scientific, technological and methodological procedures applied to conservation-restoration.
Documentation and research of cultural property in Europe
Documentation and advanced documentary techniques applied to conservation and restoration. In-depth knowledge of methods, resources and research projects applied to the study of cultural property, conservation-restoration treatments, materials and their deterioration, with special reference to the European context.
Deepening in the application to restoration
Deepening, improvement and extension of the skills acquired in the degree of Conservation and Restoration (tools, procedures and complementary skills; theoretical foundations, application or practice of conservation-restoration at a more advanced level).
|Restoration internship electives||Según asignaturas|
Synthesis of all the aspects of the Master's training, in practical or research execution. It includes the subjects that allow the definitive and complete evaluation of advanced competences in the field of the conservation-restoration profession.
External InternshipsExternal Internships
Practical application of the knowledge and skills of the Master's degree in conservation and restoration of cultural property in Europe in a professional environment: empirical training in a multidisciplinary professional context in the field of conservation-restoration through supervised practice and teamwork, intervening in the conservator-restorer's own tasks in any of its technical, managerial or scientific areas of competence (advanced conservation-restoration practices, preventive conservation, technical advice and pedagogy, heritage management or research), enhancing the development of professional values, reaffirming and expanding the knowledge, procedures, skills and languages previously acquired throughout the studies at the undergraduate level and integrating the competences of the Master's level.
Master's ThesisMaster's Thesis
Supervised completion of an autonomous and personal work, of an advanced nature in the field of conservation-restoration, in which the main contents of the subjects of the Master's syllabus are put into practice. It must include the elaboration and defense of a report with the description of the work method used and the critical evaluation of the result. It may consist of a descriptive, comparative, scientific or technical study, always applied to the field of conservation-restoration of cultural property at an advanced level (intervention project, advanced execution of treatments, preventive conservation, criteria, study of materials or techniques, experimentation, scientific examination, historical study, documentation, musealization, management, etc.). It must have an integrating character that allows the evaluation of the main competences of the Master's degree.
LThe main purpose of the Master in Artistic Education in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Europe is to lead to the acquisition by students of advanced training, of a specialized and multidisciplinary nature, aimed at professional specialization, promoting the initiation in research tasks in the area of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. With this objective, the following general and specific competences are developed:
1. General competencies of the Master's Degree
Students, once they have completed the training program of the Master in Artistic Education in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Europe, must:
CG1) have acquired advanced knowledge and demonstrated a detailed and well-founded understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects and working methodology, in a highly specialized professional and scientific-technological research context in the field of conservation-restoration;
CG2) know how to apply and integrate their knowledge, understanding, scientific basis and problem-solving skills in new and imprecisely defined environments, including multidisciplinary contexts, both research and highly specialized professionals, in the field of conservation and restoration of cultural property;
CG3) know how to evaluate and select the appropriate theory and precise methodology in the field of conservation-restoration of cultural property to make judgments from incomplete or limited information including, when necessary and relevant, a reflection on the social or ethical responsibility linked to the solution proposed in each case;
CG4) be able to predict and control the evolution of complex situations through the development of new and innovative work methodologies adapted to a specific professional, technological or scientific/research field, generally multidisciplinary, in which the activity of conservation-restoration of cultural property is developed;
CG5) to know how to transmit in a clear and precise way, to a specialized or non-specialized audience, results from scientific-technological research or from the most advanced innovation in the field of conservation-restoration, as well as the most relevant foundations on which they are based;
CG6) to have developed sufficient autonomy to participate in research projects and scientific-technological collaborations within the field of conservation-restoration, in interdisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a high component of knowledge transfer;
CG7) be able to take responsibility for their own professional development and specialization in the field of conservation-restoration of cultural property.e bienes culturales.
2. Specific competences of the degree
The specific competences of the Master in Artistic Education in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Europe are based on the development of those acquired with the Higher Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Bachelor or EQF Level 6), through the deepening, critical analysis and interdisciplinary relationship of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of the graduate. They also aim at initiation in the field of research applied to the practice of conservation-restoration. Upon completion of the Master's program, students should be able to:
Cognitive level (thought processes):Cognitive level (thought processes):
CE1) integrate and apply knowledge to establish the documentary and social values possessed by cultural assets as components of cultural heritage;
SC2) to know different institutions and organizations for the preservation of the European heritage, the professional and working environment in Europe;
SC3) design and draft projects of interventions of conservation and restoration of cultural property in an autonomous and specialized way;
SC4) perform specialized technical advice on issues related to the conservation-restoration of cultural property, communicating the conclusions or results in an effective way to both experts and non-specialized public;
SC5) integrate knowledge from various disciplines to assess the state of conservation of cultural property in new or complex environments and determine appropriate treatments from social responsibility, in a professional or research context;
SC6) write reports, publications and communications, structuring them according to scientific standards and conventions;
SC7) develop learning skills and resources for documentation and research, allowing autonomous study.
Subjective level (attitudes, values and ethics):
CE8) to critically analyze, explain and justify the ethical criteria of conservation-restoration in order to be able to make value judgments in specific situations;
CE9) apply the professional deontology of conservation-restoration according to the specific characteristics and circumstances of the cultural property, integrating knowledge and judgments, to act with social and ethical responsibility;
CE10) appreciate the need for research and continuous interdisciplinary learning in the field of conservation-restoration, from the constant improvement of their own knowledge and self-motivation.
Psychomotor level (physical and procedural skills):
CE11) demonstrate mastery of the technical skills to execute conservation-restoration treatments in complex situations autonomously;
CE12) execute complex actions for the conservation and restoration of cultural goods, in an autonomous and specialized way, and in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.