Cultural activities are a major contributor to national development, job creation and social cohesion. The master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development aims to impart the necessary competencies and skills to participants in the conservation and promotion of World Heritage Sites as well as in the conceptualization of sustainable projects designed around a wide spectrum of cultural activities in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, creative industries, museums and tourism.
The Programme provides a solid foundation in a variety of cultural economics topics and the value chain of cultural and natural sites. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites.
The Programme also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies for the preservation and promotion of these sites as well as on monitoring the efficacy and adequacy of site management plans and associated cultural projects.
The Master is designed by the University of Torino , the Politecnico di Torino , the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
ICCROM, as intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage, and SiTI, as a research institute on innovation and socio-economic growth, are associated with this initiative in their respective areas of expertise. University Paris 1 Sorbonne -Pantheon and the Macquarie University of Sydney – Australia, two top universities in the international panorama, are partners of the Master.
The International Research Centre on the Economics of Culture and World Heritage Studies (Category 2 Centre Turin) under the auspices of UNESCO founded by Professor Santagata is also associated with the Master. This centre is located at the Venaria Reale World Heritage Site in Turin, allowing students to visit and study this beautiful palace.
Deadline for application:
There are two deadlines for submitting applications. There is an early bird deadline of 3 June 2012, and a final deadline of 2 September 2012.
The Master will take place from 15 October 2012 and is divided into three major learning cycles.
The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 15 October 2012 and will end on 21 December 2012.
The second cycle, from 28 January 2013 to 22 May 2013, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Class attendance is compulsory for the entire period.
The third cycle, from 23 May 2013 to 30 September 2013, will be a research and study period during which the students may attend internships activities and are expected to finalize their final project.
How to Apply
The tuition fee is EURO 8000 including:
- Training facilities
- Training materials
- University registration fees
Please note that Board and Lodging are not included.
There is an early bird deadline of 3 June 2012, and a final deadline of 2 September 2012
Applicants are welcome even from women and men who are unable to pay the full tuition fee.
Tuition fee and Scholarships: The Tuition fee for the 2012-13 edition of the Master is 8000 Euro. A range of partial scholarships will be available for eligible applicants. Partial tuition scholarships will be offered in the following categories: 25%, 50%, 75% and, exceptionally, 85%. Criteria for awarding fellowships include personal financial situation, professional profile, capacity to implement a project and relevance for the course. Preference will be given to applicants for scholarships from low income countries.
Board and lodging
The cost of accommodation (bed and breakfast) at the ILO Turin centre campus for 16 weeks is 5800 Euro. Meals are excluded and must be paid directly by participants. However, exceptionally, some scholarships for full board and lodging will be made available to applicants from low income countries.
Alternatively, students of the Master may make their own accommodation arrangements, at their own expense, off campus in Turin.
For further information do not hesitate in contacting us at:
Turin School of Development
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, Italy.
Tel.: +39-011-6936945 Fax.: +39-011-6936369
Please note that your application can only be considered if it is accompanied by:
The Supporting Documents required in the application form are:
- Motivation letter (how the programme will help you in your future/current career);
- University degree, specifying the results of the examinations;
- Copy of Academic Transcripts;
- Certificates or other evidence testifying English language knowledge;
- Attendance certificates of specialisation/internship programmes, if applicable;
- Written request for a partial fellowship
- Copy of your personal and/or your family income statement (Modello unico for italian applicants) if interested in applying for partial scholarship