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Architecture, Engineering
and Conservation

Conservation and Restoration (Master of Arts) in Hildesheim

The Master programme Conservation and Restoration

Our Teaching Goals at the HAWK Hildesheim

The graduates of the Master programme for Conservation and Restoration will be able to ascertain and take the responsibility of whether or not original substance should be treated. In order to do this, they will have to conduct complex investigations on the original artifact and to produce and apply conservation concepts.
Their awareness of their responsibility also implies knowledge of the legal background of their actions. They will be able to conduct conservation projects independently and to verbally express the reasons for their decisions and the measures taken, as well as produce a written documentation with photographic records of their action. In addition, they should participate actively in research and development in the conservation sciences.

The Study Programme

During the Master programme, students have the opportunity to specialise in Conservation and Restoration in one of the five fields of study.

Essential areas of competency are added:

The Master programme is designed as a full-time programme, lasting four semesters. Conservators, who have already got a Diploma degree, have the opportunity to participate in the Master courses, but following a condensed curricullum. Studies conclude with a Master thesis and require a total of 120 credit points.

Upon passing all examinations including submission of a Master's thesis, the students receive from the HAWK University of Applied Arts and Sciences Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen a “Master of Arts” (conservation and restoration) diploma.

Successful completion of the Master's programme entitles acceptance in a PhD programme.

Based on scientific and social criteria, the Lions-Club Hildesheim presents the Hildesheim Lions Award to excellent Master theses from this faculty.