Advanced Masters Program for Historical Constructions


Applications for the International Masters Course in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions for the 2018/2019 academic year are now open.

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The Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions program (SAHC) ran for ten consecutive years as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. In that period, SAHC received 325 students from 65 countries worldwide and more than 50 Scholars from top Universities inside and outside Europe.

SAHC has reached its maturity and is now running as a self-sustainable Masters Course, without financial support from the European Union. The Coursework (September - March) is concentrated at University of Minho (Dept. Civil Engineering, Campus de Azurém, Portugal) and dissertation work (April - July) can be performed in any of the involved institutions. The objective of SAHC is to offer an advanced education programme on the engineering of conservation of structures, with a focus on architectural heritage. The main focus of this training is the application of scientific principles in analysis, innovation and practice of conservation of monuments and historical constructions worldwide.

The Masters Course has duration of one academic year and is held on a rotating basis among partners, so each student follows coursework in one partner institution and dissertation in another one.

The language of instruction and examinations is English.

The degree awarded is a Master's degree, provided as a double degree from the institutions involved. Scholarships financed by the SAHC Consortium are available for students coming from any geographical origin. Scholarships sponsored by the European Union are not available.

The admission fee for the SAHC programme is 9,000 Euro. A significant number of scholarships - ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro - are available to students of any nationality.

The deadline of the third and last call is due by July 20, 2018.

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