Duration (Number of semesters)
Application deadline Winter semester
First university degree

What is this study programme all about?

You will acquire sound skills in the investigation and evaluation as well as conservation and restoration of severely degraded materials and of old restorations in the chosen area(s) of specialisation. In addition, you will be provided with indispensable legal and business knowledge. The study programme concept also offers interesting optional modules on the following topics:

  • Pest prevention and hazardous substances
  • Preservation of historical monuments and building research
  • Digital and virtual methods of documentation, conservation and restoration

During the standard period of study, you can also intensively deal with a subject area and take a minor. You can choose between the following areas:

  • Analytics and development
  • Portfolio maintenance management
  • Ethics, history and theory of restoration

What can I do with it later?

As an academically trained restorer, you will qualify for special areas of conservation and restoration practice as well as for management functions, including preparation for the higher administrative service.

You can take on interdisciplinary organisational tasks, i.e. leading workshops, developing and implementing conservation concepts, developing questions for material science, natural science, historical studies and ethical requirements and interpreting the results, coordinating the various preventive conservation measures and assuming leading tasks in an institution's conservation management portfolio.

What makes this study programme special?

The very good possibility of your own specialisation in the field of conservation and restoration thanks to the various options and offers of minors as well as being prepared to carry out management tasks.

You will receive broad interdisciplinary support from the teaching staff, but also from museums, monument offices, libraries and archives, and you will be able to establish a good starting position for an academic career.