Historical sciences TPTI Second cycle degree

Course description

The Historical Sciences Second cycle degree course (laurea magistrale) in "Industrial Processes, Heritage and Territory: History, Valorisation and Teaching Methodology"(TPTI) offers a specialised course in the history and valorisation of the industrial heritage, leading to a double international degree. The course proposes historical, technical, economic and managerial approaches to the subject and trains students how to carry out research through direct investigation of sites and materials and an examination of written, oral and visual sources (pictures, photographs, maps and films). Students will also study the processes by which the industrial heritage becomes part of a culture's patrimony and how industry has examined, valorised and inventoried its material and immaterial goods in various epochs and cultures. This will also be seen in relation to new processes of local development.

Erasmus Mundus programme

Career opportunities

Students will find specialist opportunities in the social, historical, artistic, political and philosophical sciences; in linguistic, literary and documentation disciplines; as writers, editors of technical texts, archivists, librarians, museum curators and conservationists, and as researchers in History, Literature, Philosophy, Pedagogy, Psychology and Law. They will be in a position to occupy posts of responsibility in the service and cultural industries and in research institutions. Graduates will be particularly welcome in areas requiring multi-disciplinary competences. They will be valued in state or provincial bodies in the cultural conservation sector, working for archives, museums or libraries, where they will deal with catalogues, inventories, collections, recovery and valorisation programmes regarding traditions and cultural identity, communication and marketing. In the private sector, there are opportunities in company archives and museums (managing collections, communication and marketing) and in technical or scientific journalism. Graduates may also decide to continue their studies or to enter the teaching profession.

Access to the course

The course is open to first degree graduates from Padova University in
History ex D.M. 509/99
History ex D.M. 270/04
Approval is required for holders of other first degrees.
In all cases, candidates must have a degree class equivalent to 100/110 or a mark of 27/30 in relevant exams. Please consult the Admissions Notice for further details.

Class: LM-84 - History

Duration: 2 years

Branch: Padova

Language: English and french



Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
The International Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Historical Sciences: "Techniques, Heritage, Industrial Landscapes. History, Enhancement and Education" (TPTI) curriculum is designed to provide specialized training on: the history and enhancement of industrial heritage (in Padua - IT), the History of Technology (in Paris - FR) and the Management and Enhancement of Cultural and Historic Heritage (in Evora - PT).
The TPTI curriculum offers specific and in-depth historical, technical, management and linguistic skills. Skills to be used for the detection of the layers that configure the different territorial cultural systems and for conducting research on technology, on industrial heritage and on tangible and intangible cultural heritage, while mastering the techniques of onsite investigation, the critical use of written, oral and visual (iconographic, cartographic, photographic and cinematographic) sources, the process of granting heritage status to industrial heritage and the analysis, inventory and enhancement of tangible and intangible heritage, produced by the technical and industrial culture in different eras and civilizations, also in view of new local development processes.

Occupational opportunities
The course trains specialists who will be able to work in governmental and local institutions, in the fields of cultural services and in the enhancement of activities, traditions and local identities. The specialization on Industrial heritage, in particular, trains personnel capable of covering different professional positions with multi-disciplinary skills.
Graduates will be able to best use the knowledge and skills acquired either at state institutions and at local authorities (in the conservation of cultural heritage, at archives, museums and libraries, dealing with cataloguing, inventories, collections, heritage renewal and enhancement projects, communication and territorial marketing), or in the private sector (in business archives and museums, engaging in collection management, communications and corporate marketing, technical and scientific journalism).
Finally, the opportunity to continue their education or to teach in schools in the manner prescribed in the specific ministerial regulations remains open to all graduates.

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