TPTI : Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry is a two-year Erasmus Mundus Master Degree programme offered by seven Partner Universities:
The TPTI acronym stands for Industrial Techniques, Territories and Heritage / Techniques, Patrimoine, Territoires de l'Industrie. TPTI offers a two-year highly qualified training programme, and is designed for students or professionals wishing to develop a comprehensive (methodological, theoretical and practical) approach to the investigation and enhancement of industrial cultural heritage.
Main fields of study at each University delivering the course
The Master Degree offers three complementary specializations within a single training course: the History of Technologies, the Management of Cultural and Historical Heritage, Conservation and Management of Industrial Heritage.The course is delivered through seminars, analysis of sources, team work in small groups, supervised by a tutor, individual meetings with supervisors, practical training courses and visits to sites.
- History of TechnologyIt is developed in the first semester (S1) at the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne inParis, which offers a Master course in History of Science and History of Technology.
- Management and restoration of historical and cultural heritageIt is developed in the second semester (S2) at the University of Padova, which offers a master program in Historical Sciences with a specific curriculum in Industrial techniques, heritage and landscape.
- Management and conservation of industrial heritage and industrial landscapesIt is developed in the third semester (S3) at the University of Evora, which offers a master program in Management and enhancement of historical and cultural heritage.
Students attending the TPTI Erasmus Mundus Master Degree Course have the unique opportunity of studying in three European Universities - University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France; University of Padova, Italy; University of Evora, Portugal - and completing their mobility programme by carrying out a short Specialization mobility ("Mobilité de spécialité") period at one the non degree awarding Universities belonging to the TPTI Consortium.
Through both lectures and field activities, TPTI students receive the knowledge tools that should allow them to fully and practically understand crafts and industrial technical culture. The organization of the master is identical in all three partner universities: LU (learning units), language courses and ECTS are equally distributed throughout the three semesters of mobility.
The aim of the three complementary areas of expertise developed in each university (cultural economics, archaeology and local development tools, technology and sustainability) is to provide the students with:
Students who have been awarded a first cycle European University degree or other equivalent degree are elegible for selection (Licenciatura, Bachelor degree, Diploma di laurea di primo livello). The students' main areas of specialization may be, as an example, in history, geography and urban planning, archaeology, architecture. The Master programme is also open to architects, professionals working in the field of cultural enhancement (archaeology, museology, museum curators), economists specializing in the management of cultural heritage, professionals specializing in the management / restoration of cultural heritage (engineers, paleo-metallurgists), field archaeologists and archaeologists.
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Within the TPTI Master Degree Course, classes and seminars are delivered in French or English. Although language courses are offered along the two-year course, a good command and a working knowledge of both language is considered a pre-requisite.
When applying to the Master Programme, candidates should give proof of the following levels of knowledge.
The award recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance. Successful candidates will receive up to £10,000 to be applied toward the cost of tuition fees.
TPTI is a high-quality European Master Course which is developed in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme. The programme provides attractive grants for students from around the world. Scholarships are awarded to best applicants, selection is based on academic excellence and personal motivation.
The Erasmus Mundus scholarships is made of the following three contributions:
+ contribution to the participation costs (€4.000 or €8.000 per year per scholarship holder depending on his/her country of origin, either Programme or Partner Country);
+ contribution to the travel and installation costs (from €1.000 to €3.500 per year per scholarship holder depending on his/her country of origin, either Programme or Partner Country);
+ contribution to subsistance costs (€1.000 per month per scholarship holder for a total of 24 months).
The total amount of an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship may vary:
+ €45.000 - €47.000 (for the whole 2 years of course) for students coming from a partner Partner Country;
+ €34.000 (for the whole 2 years of course) for students coming from a Programme Country (the completion of a Specialization mobility / "Mobilité de spécialité" period is mandatory).
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