Science and Technology for Studying and Preserving the Cultural Heritage and Information Storage Media
Graduates in Science and Technology for Study and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Medium possess the methodological, scientific and technological competences required to evaluate, also at an operational level, the conservation status of cultural heritage and to analyse the characteristic morphological and structural features and material properties of cultural goods.
They can pursue careers in the following sectors: - cultural heritage assessment;
- risk evaluation;
- the implementation of diagnostic projects geared at arresting processes of degeneration and instability;
- the restoration of data media as well as related information.
Graduates in Science and Technology for Study and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Medium can enter professional roles in local bodies and specific institutions, such as government offices, museums, libraries, and archives, in addition to professional organisations and companies that operate in the following sectors: archaeological excavation, restoration work, and the protection of cultural heritage, information and related support tools.
Career opportunities open to graduates include a range of new professional positions, such as:
- specialists in geo-archaeology and archaeological science trained in the study, diagnosis and conservation of archaeological sites and objects, as well as excavation operation support;
- specialists in the use of analytical support techniques for philological historic studies through the classification of the material of the object, the diagnosis of any causes of degradation and the preparation of conservation projects;
- specialists capable of managing the entire evaluation process for historical, scientific, technological and naturalistic assets (scientific tools, archives, libraries, films and documentaries) from the acquisition stage to the analysis, diagnosis, conservation, protection, management (cataloguing, computerisation and digitalisation) optimisation, utilisation and diffusion stages;
- specialists in conservation status analysis, the identification and application of the most effective conservation, organisation and usage techniques, and the renovation of digital and analogue data carriers and the information contained.
Application and admission: Open. H
There is a test to verify the candidates’ preparation, which must be taken before enrolment. T
he evaluation is carried out through TOLC tests (the TOLC tests valid for the registration are TOLC-B the TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it ).
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on mathematics, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme structure.
OFA: English language
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
The study programme provides you with the opportunity to spend a period abroad at a European university or research centre to follow courses and take exams as well as for thesis / research work and for the graduand traineeship. For these scholarships and, in general, for conducting and obtaining the recognition of research activity abroad, you will need a programme teacher as supervisor. Therefore, any field within the programme could potentially provide opportunities. There are two types of scholarships:
Erasmus+, allowing you to take exams abroad in addition to doing research (this programme is currently included in the call for applications for the programme in Geological Sciences).
Erasmus+ Traineeship, exclusively dedicated to internship and research activities.
The Erasmus+ call for applications for this degree programme is available in the Geology area. We highlight the Bachelor's/Master's degree programmes in Conservation at TEI, Technological Educational Institute, Athens (Greece), which has a specific agreement with this degree programme.
The Erasmus+ Traineeship call for applications is published on the unimi.it website and is valid for all degree programmes. In the past few years Traineeship partner universities included: Cergy-Pontoise (France), Poitiers (France), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and Ghent (Belgium). Scholarship agreements for internships and research can be stipulated with any other university or research centre with which the programme teachers have scientific collaborations. The activity carried out beyond exams at the foreign university will award 3 CFU credits / month.
The activity to be performed abroad must be agreed with home and foreign university teachers through the Learning Agreement (LA). This document, together with the grade certificate and/or the research report, will allow the degree programme to recognise the activity carried out abroad.
Attending courses and taking exams at a foreign university is not just a great life experience that allows you to learn the local language. It will provide you with the opportunity to deal with a different educational system and develop a more flexible approach to learning. Conducting research or doing an internship abroad will give you the possibility to access facilities that are not available at our University (for example, large instruments), do applied research in specific fields and interact with broader research groups.
Highly recommended, not mandatory
- Collegio DidatticoScienze e tecnologie per la conservazione e la diagnostica dei beni culturali
via Mangiagalli 34
- Segreterie Studenti
via Celoria, 18
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via Mangiagalli 34 (piano terra) stanza n. 26
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For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including:
Admission, ranking and enrolment