Deadline:

31 August 2019.

Location:

UAE.

(Fully Funded)

Description

Call for application for the MSc programme in Conservation Management of Cultural Heritage (CMCH)

Addressing emerging conservation challenges in the Arab region, and integrated approaches to heritage management, ICCROM (through its regional office in Sharjah), in partnership with the University of Sharjah in the UAE, is offering an inter-disciplinary MSc programme in “Conservation Management of Cultural Heritage”. The programme, set to start in January 2020, targets heritage professionals from a diversity of backgrounds in the Arab region, and will consist of two tracks.

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The MSc programme uses a block-teaching model: each module starts with a preparation period with assigned readings, followed by two weeks of intensive classroom teaching, visits and case studies, and concludes with assignments to be followed up in the following module. This modular structure aims to support working professionals interested in furthering their education. It also gives full-time students more time to focus on assignments. Both MSc and Postgraduate Diploma students take the courses of the first year (24 credit hours). Students wishing to pursue an MSc degree have to complete a dissertation (9 credit hours) in their chosen track in agreement with the teaching faculty.

The courses in the first year are delivered over two semesters and consist of 5 core courses and 3 courses per track. The second year is completely dedicated to the MSc dissertation. (Click here to see the programme structure).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Management of Museums (Movable heritage)
  • Management of Cultural Heritage Sites (Immovable heritage)

Required Languages

English – Arabic.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

2 Years.

The duration of the programme is two years (33 credit hours); upon the completion of the first year, students will receive a postgraduate diploma and upon the successful completion of the second year, students receive a master’s degree (MSc in Conservation Management of Cultural Heritage).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • A bachelor degree in a relevant discipline such as Archaeology, Architecture, Urban planning/Urban studies, Heritage conservation, Heritage management, Museology/Museum Studies, History of Art, or History of Architecture. Graduates of other disciplines may be accepted at the discretion of the programme’s steering committee and may be asked to fulfill further requirements.
  • Fluency in Arabic.
  • English Language competency (Academic IELTS: 4.0, TOEFL: 400).
  • Experience in related fields of cultural heritage management is an asset.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Per Credit hour: 2860 AED.
  • With the gracious support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah and other donors, ICCROM-Sharjah will offer a limited number of scholarships subject to rigorous evaluation criteria. The scholarships will cover tuition fees, accommodation, round-trip to UAE and a living expenses allowance.
  • Students seeking a scholarship must include that in the letter of interest to be submitted with the application, explaining why they seek financial support and how they will contribute to the field upon completion of the degree programme.

How to Apply

First Step:

  • Applications for UAE citizens can be made through the University of Sharjah website.
  • Non-UAE-citizens must fill the application form through ICCROM on the following link

Second Step: Before starting to fill your application form, please have the following documents ready to be uploaded with your application:

  1. Letter of interest detailing why you are applying for the programme, how you think your previous studies or experience qualify you for the programme, how you intend to apply your learnings from the programme and how this will benefit your institution and/or future career plans. If applying for a scholarship, please indicate that in the letter of interest detailing why you think you should be selected for a scholarship and financial aid.
  2. Certified copy of the applicant’s transcripts of previous degrees (Bachelor degree and if applicable, postgraduate qualifications).
  3. Certified copy of the applicant’s degree certificate. (Bachelor degree and if applicable, postgraduate qualifications).
  4. A copy of valid passport.
  5. Two recommendation letters (from professors or employers).
  6. Curriculum Vitae.
  7. English Proficiency Certificate: The following English language qualifications will be accepted at the grades specified: (Academic IELTS: 4.0, TOEFL: 400).
  8. A recent personal photograph.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt

Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt  and and Samah Gacem/ Algeria
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