Architectural and Cultural Heritage (M. A.)

Department Architecture, Facility Management and Geoinformation

Course content and objectives

The need for preservation, conservation, and rehabilitation of heritage sites​ is not new, however, working as an expert in the restoration sector is a relatively young specialization in architecture worldwide. In the changing scenario of uncertainty in the world, enhanced efforts to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage for the next generation are required. The Master's Program 'Architectural and Cultural Heritage' is the formal teaching approach in this area. We endeavor to develop new knowledge, raise new questions based on the changing contexts, while at the same time equip ourselves with the best practices in the sector of Building Restoration. Our program is an amalgamation of Theory, Design, and Research and is closely connected with the region's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the State ​Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments in Saxony-Anhalt, and the State Archives in Saxony-Anhalt.


  • University Degree

    A qualified university degree in a relevant field for example Architecture, Archaeology, History of Art, Civil Engineering, Geography, Facility Management, Interior Design, or Surveying Technology with a regular study time of at least 3 years (180 ECTS) is required. Alternatively relevant professional experience can be considered.

  • Language Skills

    English language proficiency (TOEFL 605 points (PBT) or 88 points (iBT); IELTS min. 6.5; Cambridge Main Suite of English Examination or equivalent). Native English speakers or those who have completed their last Qualification (e.g. Bachelors, Masters) with English as the Language of Instruction do not need to furnish earlier mentioned certificates and submit instead documents issued from the former University that stating the same.

Career Opportunities

There are countless career possibilities for graduates of the Architectural and Cultural Heritage Master’s Degree Program. Some popular choices include working as an expert in restoration projects, project management for historical sites, developing concepts for a thoughtful and intentional approach to restoration and conservation of monuments/ buildings, and historical building research work, often to work in and contribute to the academic field.