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The focus of the TPTI : Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry master course is on historical issues leading to an in depth analysis and enhancement ofindustrial sites. It provides its students with scientific knowledge developed through research and action. This programme is offered by the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.
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TPTI, an Erasmus Mundus Master Degree

TPTI : Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry is a two-year Erasmus Mundus Master Degree programme offered by seven Partner Universities:

  • University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France)
  • University of Evora (Portugal)
  • University of Padua (Italy)
  • University of Alicante (Spain)
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Sfax (Tunisia)
  • Polytechnic University of Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Federal University of Technology of Parana (Brazil)

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.

Areas of Specialization

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 Technology

It 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 heritage

It 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 landscapes

It 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.
Career Opportunities
After completing their TPTI Master Degree Course, students may pursue their studies at doctoral level and apply to the PhD Programme in applied history, that is called HERITECHS.Graduates may also undertake careers within Public Institutions and private organizations (museums, inventories, public archives and company archives dealing with industrial and technical and technological heritage.They may operate as cultural mediators and consultants supporting projects of museum design and development; managing the development of monumental sites and infrastructures; designing cultural itineraries for the development of industrial tourism and the enhancement of intangible and tangible assets associated to industrial heritage.They may as well choose to work in the field of communication and dedicate to scientific and technical journalism).

Programme Structure

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:

  • the basic concepts of historical heritage, taking into account the differences between the concepts of “history” and “memory”;
  • the expertise to apply these concepts to the variety of affected matters (infrastructures, landscapes, territories, cultures, etc.);
  • the knowledge and skills needed to implement each phase of heritage management: definition, identification, inventory, conservation, restoration and enhancement (of their social, economic and environmental relevance);
  • different approaches to field analysis.


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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Academic Requirements

Knowledge of French and English

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.

  • French: ALTE* (Association of Language Testers in Europe) at 4 or 5/ C1*.
  • English: ALTE* (ommon European Framework of Reference for Languages) at 4 or 5/ B2.
Application Procedure
All students wishing to apply to the TPTI Joint Master Course must register on the platform of online registration. Applicants must compose and upload their application folder, which consists in several documents.
  • A certified photocopy of their degree.
  • The certificate of their level of knowledge of French and English (with translation into French or English, when necessary).
  • A motivation letter, typed, written in French or English.
  • Two letters of recommendation in English or French, written by teachers from home university or by professional/scientific supervisors.
  • A Curriculum Vitae (special attention will be paid to candidates with previous experience in the field of cultural and industrial heritage).
  • A study project, typed, motivating the students' interest in participating in the programme (15,000 characters, in English or French). The originality of the topic and the student motivation will be particularly evaluated. In general, in their project, students must demonstrate their ability to deal with an original issue in their field of study.
Once filled out on line, the application form must be dated and signed.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • EUR 8000 EU/EEA
A tuition fee of 8.000 Euros per year must be paid by each student to the accounting officer of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, yet no extra fee is required by the other universities participating in the Joint Master Degree.


Applying for a Scholarship

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.

How is the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship composed

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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