Master’s in World Heritage at Work - Management of Cultural Projects

The 2011–2012 Master’s course for people intending to become cultural heritage managers will take place from 15 June 2011 to 14 June 2012.

This Master’s contributes to improved management of cultural resources by preparing managers and practitioners to be cultural entrepreneurs and promoters of local development, income generation and job creation, thereby going beyond the traditional conservation approach. It provides a solid foundation in cultural economics that covers the whole value chain of cultural and natural resources. Click on the link for a detailed curriculum. http://p31.itcilo.org/masters/worldheritage/home/flyer/at_download/file.


The Master’s in "World Heritage at Work" has been designed by the University of Turin (http://www.unito.it/), Turin Polytechnic (http://www.polito.it/), the ITC-ILO and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (whc.unesco.org/).

The essential requirements for admission are a three-year university degree and fluency in English. The course is divided into three cycles:

  • a distance-learning component, from 15 June to 28 August 2011;
  • a face-to-face component, from 29 August to 16 December 2011, on the campus of the ITC-ILO, with compulsory class attendance; and
  • the preparation of a Master’s thesis, either in participant’s home country or as an internship, assisted by tutors and professors, from 9 January to 14 June 2012.

Interested candidates should complete the application form available on the web page www.itcilo.org/masters/worldheritage and submit this on-line, together with their project idea, by 29 April 2011.


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