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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
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  • English, French
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TPTI : Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry at Universit Paris 1 Panthon Sorbonne is an Erasmus Mundus master course focusing on the investigation of industrial heritage and historical technical environments. The programme aims at teaching students how to enhance technical knowledge and manage industrial landscapes.


The TPTI : Technical, Heritage, Territories of the Industry programme from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne is jointly offered by seven Universities: the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), the University of Padova (Italy), Evora (Portugal), Alicante (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic); the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sfax (Tunisia) and the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (Brazil).

These Institutions have developed a scientific network which focuses on the history of technical thought, social history of industry, industrial archaeology and regional development. The course is mainly addressed to historians, architects and experts in the preservation of cultural heritage, as well as economists and managers specialized in cultural heritage. The course lasts 24 months and is worth 120 ECTS credits.

General information

Dialogue is the keyword in the TPTI master; it applies to historical and heritage studies, archaeology and economics as well as crafts and industry. The students background is implemented with notions and expertise in different fields of study.

In order to avoid fragmentation and to make sure students understand, despite their mobility from one semester to the other, they are following a single curriculum, a joint webinar is organized once a month: students attending the two running editions of the Master course (first year students and second year students) participate in the joint webinar as part of their specialization seminars, that areorganized along the master.

The master course develops three complementary areas of teaching. Each degree awarding Partner University offers a set of courses in one area: Economics applied to cultural heritage; Archaeology and local development tools; Technology and sustainability.

Programme Structure

Course structure

Students attending the TPTI Erasmus Mundus Master Degree Course have the unique opportunity of studying in three European Universities - University of Paris 1 Panthon Sorbonne, France; University of Padova, Italy; University of Evora, Portugal - and completing their mobility programme by carrying out a short Specialization mobility ("Mobilit de spcialit") 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.

Courses include:

  • Practical Training and Methodology
  • Fundamentals: History and Anthropology of Techniques
  • Conservation, Management and Development of Industrial Sites
  • Internship and Field Work
  • Scientific Environment

For more information please visit the programme website.


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

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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
  • In order to attend the TPTI Master Degree Course,a tuition fee of 8.000Eurosper year must be paid by each student to the accounting officer of the University of Paris 1 Panthon-Sorbonne, yet no extra fee is required by the other universities participating in the Joint Master Degree.


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

Contribution to the participation costs

  • 4.000per year per scholarship holder from a Programme Country
  • 8.000per year per scholarship holder from a Partner Country

Contribution to the travel and installation costs

  • 1.000per year per scholarship holder resident in a Programme Countryfor travel costs
  • 2.000 per year for travel costs +1.000 for installation costsfor a scholarship holder, resident in a Partner Country less than 4.000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI (Paris)
  • 3.000 per year for travel costs +1.000 for installation costsfor a scholarship holder, resident in a Partner Country 4.000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI (Paris)

Contribution to subsistance costs

  • 1.000 per month per scholarship holder for a total of 24 months.Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to the scholarship holdersfor the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in theircountry of residence, nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMDperiods exceeding one trimester (i.e. 3 months or the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spentin any Partner Country.

The maximal total amount of an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship may vary:

  • 34.000(for the whole 2 years of course) for students coming from a Programme Country
  • 47.000 (for the whole 2 years of course) for students coming from a partner Partner Country;

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