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Objectives & professional opportunities


The aim of the International Master's Degree in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions is to train highly specialized experts in the study and conservation of the structures of monuments and historical buildings. Starting from a multidisciplinary and highly technological vision, and combining both technical knowledge and considerations of a humanistic and artistic nature, the master's degree aims to train highly qualified experts who can effectively contribute to the study and conservation of the world's architectural heritage.

The master's degree is aimed at students from all over the world and is taught entirely in English. It should be noted that the master's degree includes subjects and knowledge that, despite their importance, are not taught in any other undergraduate studies of civil engineering or architecture (neither in Spain nor in the rest of Europe or, as far as we know, the world).

Overall, the 39-credit courses correspond to topics closely related to the structural aspects of monuments and historical buildings, including structural analysis using classical and advanced techniques, seismic behavior, materials, geophysical inspection techniques and instrumentation and technologies for conservation and reinforcement. In all these courses, the training provided focuses on the needs of the structures of monuments and historical buildings. This training is reinforced by the completion of a final dissertation, always focused on the study and research related to the conservation of historical structures. In this sense, the content of the master's degree can be considered fully consistent with the title denomination, which makes explicit reference to structural analysis and historical constructions.

Professional opportunities

  • Professionals of the analysis of the structural security and of the resistant problems of the monuments and the historical constructions.
  • Institutions or companies specifically related to the conservation and restoration of heritage.
  • Consulting companies.
  • Direction of works of marked historical or monumental character.
  • Construction companies.
  • Administrations and public companies with activities associated with structural analysis and the resistant behavior of historical heritage.
  • Technological and research centers and universities.
  • Self-employed professionals.