Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Joint Masters Degree in Europe 2020

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The European Union invites applications for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Joint Masters Degree in Techniques, Heritage, Territories of Industry (TPTI) in 2020.

The Master Erasmus Mundus Techniques, Heritage, Territories of Industry is a two-year international graduate program coordinated by the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and offering a joint degree with the University of Padua (Italy) and the University of Evora (Portugal).

This graduate program focuses on the history of technology and technological heritage relating to objects, buildings, urban planning, and landscapes. It is intended for both students and professionals who want to deepen their knowledge in these fields of study, either to move forward with a career of teaching or research, or to work within the cultural sector (museum studies, management of cultural institutional heritage and cultural mediation between communities and government on both a national and international level).

During the first semester, the Department of History at the Sorbonne (Paris), offers a high level program centred around the history and the anthropology of technology. During the second semester, students will move to Padua, where courses are focused on the heritage of the industry. The third semester takes place in Evora and focuses on the study of cultural and technical landscapes. For the fourth semester, students return to one of the three universities, based on the focus of their research topic. Also included is the option for a research period of up to five weeks in one of the five partner universities located both inside and outside of Europe: Spain, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Mexico, or Brazil.

The richness and strength of this Master Degree lie in the interdisciplinary nature of the program. It combines history, anthropology, archaeology, art history, sociology, conservation, and museum studies, as well as a diverse supervising team of both research professors and scientific practitioners connected with culture and heritage. Another important quality is to bring together institutions, scholars and students, coming from all over Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia with the goal of illuminating the variety of ways in which History of Technology, Industrial Heritage, Cultural Heritage are addressed around the globe.

The first language of instruction is in French, and the second is in English. French, Italian, Portuguese and English courses are also offered throughout the program.

Brief Description

Distribution of the scholarship amount for the two years of study:

Contribution to the participation fee

  • 4,000 euros per year for a fellow from a program country
  • 8,000 euros per year for a fellow from a partner country

Contribution to travel and installation costs

  • 1,000 euros per year for travel expenses for a fellow from a program country
  • 2,000 euros per year for travel costs + 1,000 euros for installation costs for a fellow from a partner country located less than 4,000 km from the coordinating institution (Paris)
  • 3,000 euros per year for travel costs + 1,000 euros for installation costs for a fellow from a partner country located more than 4,000 km from the coordinating institution (Paris)

Contribution to the expenses of stay

1,000 euros per month for the entire duration of the study program (24 months). Contributions to living expenses will not be awarded to fellows for periods spent in their country of residence (to study, research, an internship or to prepare a thesis), nor to the fellows of a partner country for periods spent in a partner country in excess of one quarter (ie 3 months or the equivalent of 15 ECTS).

An estimated maximum total amount per candidate

  • 34,000 euros for two years for a fellow from a program country
  • 47,000 euros for two years for a fellow from a partner country

Eligibility

Required for admission:

  • a bachelor’s level for academics (bachelor’s degree, diploma of laurea di primo livello) in history, geography and spatial planning, archaeology, physical sciences (metals, geology), chemistry;
  • the end of studies for engineering schools, schools of architecture, landscape, heritage.
  • This Master Degree is open to architects, planning professionals, cultural professionals (archeology, museology, heritage curator), economists specializing in the management of cultural heritage, professionals specializing in the management/restoration of cultural heritage (engineers, paleometallurgists), field archaeologists and experimental archaeologists, upon validation of experience.

How to Apply

  • Eligibility is on file. This file must include:
  • A certified photocopy of the diploma required for registration or equivalences in the scientific and / or professional field;
  • Certification of the ALTE +4 language level (French and English);
  • A handwritten cover letter written in French or English;
  • Two letters of recommendation in French or in English, from professors of the university of origin or, for professionals, scientific leaders or supervisors;
  • A curriculum vitae (special attention will be paid to candidates who already have experience in the field: internship, work …);
  • A study project (see topics proposed) proposing a comparative study relating to the patrimonialization of a tangible or intangible technical unit: know-how, tools or machines, building, landscape, or a site accompanied by four basic bibliographic references. The originality of the subject and the commitment of the student will be particularly appreciated. Generally speaking, in their project, students must demonstrate the ability to hold original reasoning in the field, apply this ability to understand in a new situation, and communicate their skills to both specialists and non-specialists;
  • The application form properly completed and dated.

Note: For all candidates who have already defended a thesis, it is requested to submit the PDF version on the application website.

Deadline: Closing date for scholarships is February 12, 2020.

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