M.SC. IN CONSERVATION
OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

The M.S. Program in Conservation of Cultural Heritage is aimed at training graduate students with specialized skills for the conservation and preservation of historic monuments and sites. These include all the theoretical and practical background and the techniques necessary to conserve, restore and manage historic buildings, parts or the whole of historic towns and areas, and archaeological sites. The increase in scientific and cultural interest and the economic emphasis due to tourism have led to greater attention to this field. The curriculum aims at providing a multidisciplinary educational environment in accordance with the multidisciplinary nature of conservation. The students are introduced with the necessary approaches, methodologies, and tools orientated toward the conservation of cultural properties at various scales within the framework of conservation theory and principles, and educated to gain the skills for defining and solving related problems. They also get familiar with the materials and techniques of restoration by laboratory experience. Admission is open to all candidates holding a Bachelor's Degree.

Course Code

Course Name

CONS500

M.S.THESIS IN RESTORATION AND CONSER.

(NC)

CONS511

THEORY OF RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION

(3-0)3

CONS516

HERITAGE RECORDING AND IN FORMATION MANAGEMENT

(3-0)3

CONS518

TECHNICAL LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC ENVIRONMENTS

(3-0)3

CONS521

SOURCES, METHODS AND ETHICS OF RESEARCH IN CONSERVATION

(3-0)3

CONS533

HISTORICAL STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

(3-0)3

CONS555

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MATERIAL DECAY IN HISTORIC STRUCTURES

(3-0)3

CONS590

SUMMER PRACTICE IN RESTORATION

(0-2)NC

CONS504

SEMINAR IN RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION

(NC)

2 Restricted electives* 

 

Approved elective courses:

*For the Students with an Undergraduate Degree:

in Architecture:

Course Code

Course Name

CONS 506

Design in Architectural Conservation

(4-8)8

CONS 507

Planning and Design in Urban Conservation

(4-8)8

in City and Regional Planning:

Course Code

Course Name

CONS 507

Planning and Design in Urban Conservation

(4-8)8

CONS 563

Legal and Administrative Aspects of Conservation in Turkey

(3-0)3

in Social Sciences:

Course Code

Course Name

CONS 522

History of Architecture in the The Eastern Mediterranean

(3-0)3

CONS 508

Workshop in Conservation I 

(3-6)6

in Natural and Applied Sciences other than Architecture and City and Regional Planning and Engineering:

Course Code

Course Name

CONC 558

Laboratory Experiments in Conservation Science I

(1-4)3

CONS 509

Workshop in Conservation II 

(3-6)6

Total minimum credit: 38
Number of courses with credit (min): 9