Career and educational prospects

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) qualification enables students to take on highly technical tasks in the fields of heritage conservation, museums and archives as well as cultural management at home and abroad.

It enables the evaluation and independent solution of technical and structural process problems in object and damage recording, data archiving, building condition and object analysis, planning of repair and maintenance measures as well as the development of intelligent monitoring concepts.

The graduates of the new study programme have good prospects of carrying out application-oriented projects in practice, participating in the management of data collections and exchange platforms and helping to shape future standards and development trends for integrative monument technologies in public administration, business and science.

Possible occupational fields are:

  • Private sector: Surveying, construction, research, and planning offices (e.g. construction in existing buildings, structural design, building physics in monument conservation), own service office
  • Specialist authorities (e.g. monument offices, building authorities)
  • Museums and Archives
  • Research and Science

Further educational perspective: the doctorate/ PhD

The Master's degree entitles you to commence a doctorate at a university, or in a joint project between university and university of applied sciences, for example in the subject of digital technologies in heritage conservation.

A joint doctorate between HS Coburg and the university is made possible by the Bavarian Science Forum (BayWiss), which is also associated with financial support. An orientation with the BayWiss Verbund-Kolleg Digitisation could be a good idea.

Doctoral studies at the University of Bamberg are supported by the link to the Trimberg Research Academy. The so-called TRAC offers a wide range of support in all academic career phases, especially for young scientists. Central elements are individual career advice, a skills program and information about funding opportunities.

The Department of Heritage Conservation and the Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies (KDWT) at the University of Bamberg are an ideal place for a doctorate, due to their up-to-date technical equipment, contacts to monument and museum institutions. The research orientation is ideally suited for doctoral studies in the field of heritage sciences, for example in the technical subjects of the Chair of Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation (Prof. Dr. Mona Hess) and Preservation Sciences (Prof. Dr. Paul Bellendorf).

Please also pay attention to the current announcements of job-openings for research assistants, as paid doctoral scholarships are often made available with third-party funded projects.

The doctoral regulations for the Humanities Faculty offer the opportunity for a doctorate in a variety of heritage sciences subjects, including Digital Technologies in heritage conservation. The doctorate can be in German or English. The necessary forms for your application for admission to doctoral studies can be found here.

If you are interested in a doctoral program in Heritage Sciences ro Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation, please send an email containing your 2-page project exposé to Prof. Dr. Mona Hess.