Refurbishment, Restoration and Management of Historical Buildings


Built Heritage and its conservation defines the society where it is located. In addition to its intrinsic value as an intangible asset to conserve, Built Heritage represents a first order dynamic element in all areas of society. The return generated in the form of economic wealth, urban regeneration and sustainability is quantifiable, and therefore becomes a tangible asset. The Masters degree addresses most of the issues that must be considered in any action which has the purpose or in which includes a Built Heritage element. Purely architectural issues are addressed, eminently technological and others belonging to other disciplines, such as Economics, Law and Sociology.

The total teaching load of the Masters degree is 60 ECTS (one academic year), divided into 15 compulsory ECTS, 25 optional ECTS and 20 Masters degree Final Project ECTS (TFM). Optional credits correspond to one of the following two alternative study plans:

Study plan 1: Built Heritage: Management and Retrofitting

Study plan 2: Built Heritage: Rehabilitation, Restoration, Characterisation, Intervention and Conservation

In total, 35 optional ECTS are offered.

Students on the official "Master's in Refurbishment, Restoration and Integral Management of Built Heritage and Existing Buildings" at UPV/EHU have the option to study simultaneously the Master's qualification specialising in "Architecture and Contemporary Heritage" at the National School of Architecture in Montpellier (France). An agreement to that effect has been signed between UPV/EHU and the aforementioned School of Architecture in Montpellier.

Qualification level

This qualification is recognised at level 3 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).

This is a research-oriented master that can be considered the previous step to doctorate studies