Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Enrolment deadline : 01 June 2019

Starting date: 15 October 2019


15 October 2019 - 14 October 2020


Master Information

Enrolment deadline: 01 June 2019

Starting date: 15 October 2019


15 October 2019 - 14 October 2020


Course description

Course content and outline of the programme 

The Master combines two distance-learning modules with a face-to-face period.

The first cycle (15 October 2019 – 19 January 2020) is a distance learning phase supported by a tutoring service.

The second cycle (20 January 2020 – 15 May 2020) is a face-to-face learning period that is held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO.

The third cycle (19 May 2020 – 14 October 2020) is a distance learning home-based research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their projects, while being at work or home or attending internships.

Detailed curriculum 

1st cycle distance learning module (15 October 2019 – 19 January 2020)

This introductory phase is a distance-learning tutor-assisted distance-learning module with the two foundational blocks:

• Cultural Heritage and Economic Development

• World Heritage System and Heritage Management.


2nd cycle face-to-face learning (20 January 2020 – 15 May 2020)

MODULE Culture and Economic Development

• The value chain of cultural and heritage sites;

• Cultural capital and the theory of sustainable development;

• The role of culture in supporting local development;

• Cultural districts, property rights and sustainable economic development;

• Governance and cultural policies in cultural/creative industries;

• Cooperatives, micro enterprises, local entrepreneurship and microfinance;

• Gender and economics;

• International organizations and cultural projects;

• Cultural resources as strategic engines for local development.


MODULE Project Management in the Cultural Field

This module is intended to upgrade participants’ competences in the disciplines of project cycle design and management. All phases of the project cycle are introduced and analyzed: problem analysis, stakeholder mapping, strategy selection (alternative analysis), project planning (logical framework) and scheduling, and project formulation as well as resource allocation and budgetary management.

Monitoring and evaluation of projects will also be covered. Ample opportunity is given to the participants to practice the development of the project logical framework and project appraisal techniques.

MODULE Cultural Sectors and Creative Industries

This module investigates the main cultural sectors that come into play in cultural policies, as well as the institutional, regulatory, economic framework and policies that govern their functioning. Based on students preferences, this module can include: • Museums; • Monuments and archaeological sites; • Urban heritage; • Performing arts; • Creative and Cultural industries; • Economics of cultural tourism; • Contemporary heritage; • Cultural routes; • The global system of UNESCO designations and programmes.

 MODULE  Tools for Strategic Planning and Evaluation

This module explores the main tools needed for evaluating, planning, managing and monitoring cultural resources and heritage assets. Specifically, it focuses on frameworks and methodologies and instruments for Strategic Planning and Management. It includes an illustration of tools for decision making processes and stakeholders engagements in the field of landscape and heritage enhancement.


3rd  cycle distance learning final research and write-up (19 May 2020 – 14 October 2020)

This module allows the students to further elaborate and develop their project documents, in order to prepare their final submission and to explore possibilities of concrete implementation.

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

Contact us