M.A. Art History with Special Qualification in Cultural Heritage

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR770 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • German (Find a course)
University of Bern | Berne, Switzerland
The master programme in Art History with special qualification in Cultural Heritage provides research and practice-oriented education in art history, covering the following main areas of specialisation: medieval and pre-modern art, early modern art, modern and contemporary art, and architecture.

Description of Art History with Special Qualification in Cultural Heritage


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

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline April 30; August 31
Tuition fee
  • EUR 770 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 770 Semester (EEA)
Tuition fee, semester fee and Student Union membership: CHF 805.-/per semester
Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Art History with Special Qualification in Cultural Heritage

English Language Requirements

Requirements for 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.

Work Experience for Art History with Special Qualification in Cultural Heritage

No work experience is required.

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