Academic year 2024/2025

Level of qualification

Master’s degree programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-11 (Conservation Science for the Cultural Heritage)


The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.


Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Scientific Campus, via Torino 155, 30170 Venezia Mestre
For information please contact:

Head of studies

Prof.ssa Francesca Caterina Izzo (Teaching Commitee Coordinator,



Access to the programme

Open admission, subject to assessment of minimum requirements.

Quotas reserved for non-EU students residing abroad: 20 seats, in which 10 space is reserved for Chinese students, living in China, studying under the Marco Polo Project.

Admission requirements

Admission onto the course requires the fulfillment of minimum curricular requirements and adequate personal preparation. You must also have a certified knowledge of English at least level B2.

Admission requirements are verifiable on the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Admission with international qualification

Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
International qualification will be evaluated by the designated teaching committee after the pre-evaluation procedure carried out on the online platform.

Course overview

The Master's Degree course prepares experts (conservation scientists) in the field of diagnostics and conservation of cultural heritage, providing a solid interdisciplinary scientific background that combines chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology with innovative technologies for the conservation of artefacts. The training course is designed to prepare a professional able to interact with experts in other disciplines involved in the process of protecting and preserving cultural heritage, acting as a technical and scientific reference.
Graduates will be able to plan and test new technologies for restoration interventions, to develop projects for the prevention of damage and maintenance of cultural heritage and to carry out diagnostic investigations for the characterization of artefacts.

Occupational profiles

Master’s Degree students will be able to carry out professional activities at professional companies and organisations operating in the sectors of restoration, protection of cultural heritage and the environmental recuperation as well as at local firms and specific institutions such as public and private superintendencies, libraries, archives and institutes of research.


Open, though laboratory attendance is compulsory.

Final exam and graduation

Learning activities comprise taught courses, workshop-based projects and internships so that students can acquire a broad range of competencies that are transferable to the world of work.
Learning outcomes are continuously assessed by means of written exams, oral exams, assignments, project reports, presentations, and group as well as student-teacher discussions.
The final exam consists of in-depth discussion regarding research in the conservation of cultural heritage. The study will be in an experimental and / or applied nature, with particular attention paid to the development and application of new technologies, either in the field of diagnostics or intervention or both. This research may also cover the particular case studies, from which the scientific and innovative approach to issues related to restoration will emerge.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.

Last update: 17/04/2024