The programme addresses the full range of visual arts in the Western tradition, ranging from early Christian to contemporary art. In addition to the art historical syllabi, complementary training with a strong professional focus in preservation is offered to the extent of a Master Minor programme (30 ECTS).
These aims are pursued through seminar and lecture courses with a broad methodological scope and a careful selection of topics. Courses held by lecturers from various professional fields, project seminars in cooperation with cultural institutions, and preservation departments, and excursions constitute a focus within the programme.
The curriculum prepares the student for the applied sciences of preserving and managing historic monuments and other sites of cultural heritage
Art History with Special Qualification in Cultural Heritage
For admission to a master degree course, you must have a foreign degree from a recognised university with a course of studies of at least three years. Courses at the level of further education (Executive Master) are not recognised.
Language skills - German
We require no proof of German language skills from applicants at master level. Some master degree courses are taught in English, others mainly in German. If you want to study with us, you are responsible for ensuring that you master the language of instruction.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The University of Bern offers top quality across the board: it enjoys special recognition in leading-edge disciplines, is reputed for the excellent quality of its teaching, offers a delightful setting, and a campus environment intimately linked to the social, economic and political life of the city.