M.Sc. TPTI : Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry

Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Application deadline: January 31, 2014
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,500 / Year (EEA)
  • € 1,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Partnership: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
  • English
  • French
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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TPTI (Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry) : a scientific quality in service training in technology history, heritage, and areas of the industry.

TPTI master program is an inter-university diploma, which is coordinated by the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in collaboration with six other universities.

This diploma noted from 2007 to 2013 of the Erasmus Mundus program established by the European Commission, in order to make Europe a pole of excellence in training and research capable of attracting the best students at European universities and researchers worldwide.

TPTI offers a two years training program, and is designed for students or professionals wishing to develop in methodology, theory and practical heritage. It focuses on both historical analysis and analysis of land, and provides it with an extra dimension of pure research and action. Thus, it leads to either a doctoral or professional applications (expert, consulting, business culture).

TPTI master program remains on the account that hundreds of Masters Erasmus Mundus European Commission, one of the few degrees that are aimed at the Francophone world, and which makes French the main language of work, although English is accepted as second language.

TPTI master training is designed to provide its students with knowledge of high scientific quality, while enabling them to gain practical experience through internships, learning multiple languages (English, French, Portuguese and Italian) and mobility through various European and non-Europeans who prepare research or professional life.

The Universities :

  • Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
  • Evora (Portugal)
  • Padua (Italy)
  • Alicante (Spain)
  • Sfax (Tunisia)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • UTFPr (Brazil)

Offers a Master, entitled Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry : History, Valorisation, Didactic.

Three areas of specialization

The aim of TPTI master program is to combine in the same formation three complementary specialities :

  • History of Technology
  • Management and restoration of historical and cultural heritage
  • Conservation, management and communication of heritage and landscape industry

For each area of specialization, students follow a specific course in each of the Universities :

  • S1 in Paris in the master History of Science and History of Technology.
  • S2 in Padua in the master Historical Sciences. Curriculum : techniques, heritage and industrial landscape.
  • S3 in Evora in the master Management and enhancement of historical and cultural heritage.
  • between January S3 and February S4 mobility Specialty
  • S4 is dedicated to writing the master thesis under the guidance of a referent teacher, in the University of referent.


The instructional model of the TPTI master program consists of classes, seminars, fieldwork, analysis of sources, critical reviews of books, small group work with tutors, and individual meetings with faculty referents.

The Master program is divided into 4 semesters. After approval of the project, the student will be assigned a referent professor of one of the three universities. The referent professor will lead the achievement of his student, the choice of placement and choice of options at every stage of his career. The course itself consists of three components to be validated in three semesters. The fourth semester is devoted to the project (seminar, completion of thesis) at the university related to the professor of the referent.
Students follow the same route of mobility for semesters 1, 2 and 3. They spend the 4 semester in the university of referent :

  • S1 : Paris (30 ECTS)
  • S2 : Padua (30 ECTS)
  • S3 : Evora (30 ECTS)
  • mobility specialty of 5 weeks
  • S4 : in the university of referent (30 ECTS)

The students are acquainted with their preference for the S4 upon acceptance of their project. This is related to the award of referent professor on the basis of their projects at the time of admission. Students are to make email contact with their referent teacher in an early stage of their schooling. These contacts are maintained with regularity throughout the course of mobility.

The schedule for two years TPTI is as follows :

October-June : 13 teaching weeks in Paris (S1) and Padua (S2)
October-June : 13 weeks of teaching in Evora (S3), then the University of referent professor (S4).
The timetable reflects the overall timing of each university, as determined each year by their organizing bodies.
The course of TPTI master program is characterized by its homogeneity and complementarily. For this reason, the allocation of ECTS credits between universities of the Consortium is absolutely identical, both in quantity and in terms of structure.


After the completion of master TPTI, the possible options are :
- Scientists : continuation of work within the framework of a PhD. To register for a dissertaion requires a minimum score of 16/20 in the master degree.
- Businesses : implementation and use of knowledge and skills gained, either with the local authorities (museums, inventories, collections), in teaching structures, or in the private sector (museum design, management consulting and development of territories and monumental structures, communication, scientific and technical journalism).


The required level is :
The license for academics (Licenciatura, Bachelor degree, diploma di laurea di primo livello) in history, geography and planning, archeology, physics (metals, geology), chemistry.
The graduation for engineering schools, schools of architecture, landscape and heritage.
The Master is open to architects, design professionals, professionals of culture (archeology, museology, heritage curator), economists specializing in the management of cultural heritage professionals specializing in the management / restoration of cultural heritage (engineers, palaeometallurgists) to field archaeologists and archaeologists experimenters on validation experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5


Scholarships Erasmus Mundus

Master TPTI obtained the renewal of its accreditation Erasmus Mundus in July 2012. This means that from September 2013, applicants may reapply for scholarships Erasmus Mundus:

  • Scholarships Category A (non EU students): € 24.000 / year
  • Scholarships Category B (for European students or having lived in Europe for over a year in the three years preceding the application): € 10.000 / year + 3.000 € for mobility Specialty



The European partners of the Consortium have agreed, by mutual agreement, to award the Erasmus Mundus Master TPTI a "joint degree" from July 2012 to replace the multiple degree awarded previously. Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne received authority from its partners and the European Commission to coordinate the activities of the consortium intends to define the modalities for awarding this "joint degree". To this end a Memorandum of Agreement of the Master TPTI has been established between the member institutions of the consortium, and the agreement was accepted by the different partners dated April 13, 2010.

The Diploma of the University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne "Master Erasmus Mundus issued international partnership with the University of Evora (Portugal), University of Padua (Italy) ", in Science and Humanities, Research Focus, mention History, speciality Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry : History, Valorisation, Didactic, was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in France February 25, 2011, by the University of Evora February 22, 2010, by the Academic Senate of the University of Padua October 4, 2010.

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