Master Programme Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management

Head: o. Univ.-Prof. Mag. art. Dr. phil. Gabriela Krist

The study aims at graduates of conservation-restoration study programmes (BA 7 Semesters, MA,, Dipl.-Rest.) who intend to develop and refine their competences by gaining hands-on experience in international conservation project work, in project and site management, and in the preservation of cultural as well as world heritage.

More information on the programme here.


Admission to the programme is open to students holding a 7 semesters BA or 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.

The admission procedure consists of two phases:

Phase 1: Written Application

Applicants submit:
  • Curriculum Vitae / CV (in English), including a list of publications if available
  • Portfolio (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 the programme
  • 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 to before expiry of the submission deadline.

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  


Submission deadline for written application: 17th December 2021
Interviews: January / February 2022
Please 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 2022