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

    The master program Architectural and Cultural Heritage (MAC) is proud to attract students from all over the world to come and study in the famous Bauhaus City Dessau.

    This Master of Arts Program requires successful completion of a Diploma or a Bachelor/Master's degree in the field of Architecture, Archaeology, History of Art, Civil Engineering, Geography, Facility Management, History, Interior Design, or Surveying Technology. Other alternatively, relevant professional experience related to cultural heritage preservation can be considered. We accept Bachelor and Diploma degrees with a minimum of 3 years of the regular curriculum; either has to amount to 180 credits to be eligible.

    In exceptional case: Candidates may also be admitted based on relevant work experience or exceptional interest in the preservation and conservation sector. This consideration can only be done by contacting the department of MAC before applying formally, via E-Mail afg-admission-mac(at)

  • Language Skills

    Proficiency in the English Language is an admission requirement for this Master's Program. You must submit proof of proficiency in the English Language through certifying exams such as IELTS (6.5)TOEFL (605 paper-based, 88 internet-based), Cambridge, etc. with a minimum level of B2. 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. 

Career Opportunities