The curriculum of the Joint Master in Heritage Conservation and Site Management has been developed by professors and associated experts from both BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and Helwan University, in cooperation with the German Archaeological Institute.
Students are requested to complete five mandatory modules on key subjects in order to strengthen the basic knowledge and understanding necessary to successfully complete the graduate programme. These are: Heritage Conservation, Principles of Tourism and Visitor Management, Archaeology, Introduction to Heritage Site Management, Academic Work and Research Methodology.
In addition to the mandatory modules, students are also required to choose at least six elective modules depending on their academic and professional interests. The table on the right presents a list of these modules and the respective semester in which they are offered.
The completion of two study projects allows students to apply the knowledge they have gained during the mandatory and the elective modules. These projects are fundamental for the completion of the programme and many of them offer the chance to participate in excursions and site visits.
The last semester is dedicated to the development and writing of the master thesis.