The joint master
programme aims at graduates of conservation-restoration study programmes (MA, Mag.art., Dipl.-Rest.) who intend to develop
and refine their competences by gaining hands-on experience in international conservation project work, in teaching and didactics,
in project and site management, and in the preservation of cultural as well as world heritage.
this, the programme takes an innovative, transcultural, and interdisciplinary approach.
It brings together two
groups of students with different academic qualifications and creates an environment of mutual enrichment and learning. Students from
both universities spend parts of the study programme together, both in Vienna and Bangkok. They explore new work
fields in cultural heritage preservation and develop teaching and training skills in conservation.
provides students with tools applicable to the management of cultural heritage and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Skills in communicating
with stakeholders and communities are further developed and refined.
Students are also invited to participate in
international projects that focus on practical conservation and collection care.
The programme is held in English
and for Angewandte students it includes a compulsory study period at Silpakorn University International College in Bangkok. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission to the programme is open to students holding
a diploma or an equivalent degree (MA, Dipl.-Rest) in conservation-restoration and is subject to the general admission requirements
of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. English proficiency (minimum level B2, CEFR) is required as the study programme
is taught in English. Timely registration and successful completion of the entrance examination are prerequisite for the admission.
The admission procedure consists of two phases:Phase 1: Written Application
- Curriculum Vitae / CV (in English), including a list of publications if available
(in English) of recent works in conservation (up to 15 work samples of practical conservation, including 1 complete documentation
of a conservation project)
- Motivation Letter (in English), in which applicants outline their professional experience
in conservation-restoration, preservation and protection of cultural heritage, motivation and expectations for applying for
- Documents (either in German or English): copy of valid passport, copies of education certificates or
degrees and evidence of English language proficiency
The application documents are to be sent as one PDF document
before expiry of the submission deadline on 15 January.Phase 2: Personal Interview
Pre-selected applicants are invited to an interview held in English.
Admissions will be announced after the interview round.
Entrance Exam AdmissionSubmission deadline for written application:
15 January 2021Interviews:
/ February 2021Please note:
Binding information about the time period of the entrance exam can be given
only by the Institute of Conservation.Start of the programme
: 1st March 2021