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01 Sep 2019

Turin | Masters in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Applications are open for a Masters course in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, at the Turin School of Development, Italy. The course starts on 15 October and applications close on 1st September. The course lasts one year with around 4 months face-to-face learning in Turin.

The Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development aims, through a multidisciplinary approach, to impart necessary competencies and skills in management of cultural resources, design and implementation of cultural projects, and promotion of World Heritage Sites and other UNESCO designations.

The course combines essential knowledge of cultural economics and cultural policies with the competences needed to design projects in the cultural field. The programme explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse UNESCO Conventions (World Heritage, Intangible Heritage, Diversity of Cultural Expressions) and programs (eg: Creative Cities, Man and Biosphere, Global Geoparks, Memories of the World).

The Master focuses on developing economically sound projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries, and tourism.

The Programme puts significant emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management skills for the promotion of cultural resources, with a prominent attention to the cultural market analysis and set-up and management of cultural districts.

The Master duration is 1 year with only about 4 months of face-to-face learning activities taking place in Turin, Italy. This makes the programme accessible and affordable for working practitioners and students coming from outside of Italy.

The residential module takes place at the ITCILO campus in Turin - a modern green area closer to river Po, providing a stimulating international environment, ideal for studying, sharing experience and creating networks.

The tuition fee for the 2019-20 edition of the Master is 8500 Euro.

A number of partial scholarships may become available on a competitive basis. Criteria for awarding scholarships include professional profile and its relevance to the course, capacity to implement the proposed project and personal financial situation. Preference will be given to applicants for scholarships from low income countries.

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