To access the Master's Degree in Artistic Studies in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Europe it will be necessary to have studied conservation and restoration (MECES Level 2/EQF Level 6), demonstrated by the possession of one of the following qualifications:
1. Official Graduate Degree at Bachelor's level:
- Degree in Higher Artistic Studies in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.
- Graduate Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.
- Graduate Degree in Conservation and Restoration.
2. A Degree equivalent to those mentioned above issued by an institution in the European Higher Education Area that entitles the holder to access Master's Degree courses in the country issuing the Degree.
3. Equivalent Degree from a Higher Education institution outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for official recognition, after verification by the competent education administration that it certifies that it is a qualification of an equivalent level. Access through this route does not imply, in any case, the validation of the previous Degree held by the interested party or its recognition for purposes other than that of taking the Master's Degree.
4. Other Higher Education qualifications:
- Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (equivalent to a university diploma)..
- Degree in Fine Arts with a specialisation or pathway in conservation and restoration.
Knowledge of languages at B2 level is recommended in order to facilitate student mobility and to be eligible for external placements abroad.
Some subjects may require prior training in certain subjects or specialisations (see subject tables).
For admission to the Master’s, applicants must fill in the pre-enrollment form (downloadable from this page, and also available at the ESCRBC Secretary´s Office), and it must be accompanied by the following documents:
1. Copy of an identity document (tax ID, passport, foreigner's ID, or identity card).
2. Curriculum vitae including academic achievements (average mark, other qualifications, and related courses or education), experience related to the content of the degree and knowledge of languages.
3. Academic degree or proof of having applied for it.
4. Transcript of records showing the list of subjects, credits (or hours), and the mark obtained in each of them.
5. Certification of other achievements claimed (qualifications, language certificates, courses, professional experience, etc.).
6. Cover letter written by the applicant. In the application form, the applicant must explain the reasons (academic, professional, personal) why they want to do this Master's Degree and include their contact details (email and telephone) for a possible interview.
In addition to the documentation required for pre-enrollment, the Master's Academic Committee may request additional specific documentation. This documentation may be submitted scanned or deposited at the centre’s Secretary's Office within the established deadlines.
Prior to enrollment, the original documentation will be requested for the corresponding verification.
Applicant interviews: 13th and 14th December 2021 (approximate dates).
Admission criteria: Profile
The Master's Degree in Artistic Studies in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Europe is aimed at Graduates in conservation and restoration, with MECES level 2 or European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level 6, who wish to broaden their skills through advanced and multidisciplinary training, which promotes their introduction to research tasks and fosters their integration as conservation and restoration professionals in an international, especially European, environment.
The Master's programme is based on the content of the studies leading to the Graduate Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage taught at the ESCRBC (Decree 33/2011), , so it is necessary for candidates to certify that they hold equivalent qualifications. This requirement, as well as being necessary to guarantee the students' progress, will be essential for ESCRBC Master's Graduates to be able to demonstrate that their qualifications are in line with the requirements established for the practice of the profession in Spain and the surrounding countries.
In order to ensure that the students' level is appropriate for their studies and that the skills acquired are in line with the international standards of the conservation-restoration professional at Master's level, prior knowledge must be in keeping with the basic contents established by the Ministry of Education for Higher Artistic Education at Bachelor’s Degree level in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Royal Decree 635/2010). Otherwise, their acquisition may be established by means of the additional courses deemed appropriate.
Prior knowledge of “Management and professional organisation”, “Conservation-restoration projects”, and “Research and documentation methodology” are particularly relevant, as the Master's Degree specifically contemplates an extension of the content of these subjects acquired in the previous degree.
Knowledge of any additional language (besides Spanish) at B2 level is recommended in order to facilitate student mobility and to be eligible for external placements abroad.
Assessment criteria for the awarding of places
Element to be assessed
|Adequacy of the curriculum of the entrance qualification to the admission profile
|Knowledge of languages
|Academic achievements: record of the studies that give access to the programme, other Degrees and related courses or education
|Professional experience related to the content of the Degree
|Reasons behind wanting to study, assessed through a personal interview and cover letter
In the event of a tie, places will be awarded in order of pre-enrollment.