International Programmes 2022/2023

Architectural and Cultural Heritage Architectural and Cultural Heritage

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences • Dessau-Roßlau

Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • English

English 100%

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Mode of study
Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

15 March to 15 July for the following  winter semester
15 September to 15 January for the following summer semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
750 EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The programme uses the strength of its location and surrounding regions.

Design and technical details of protection are taught with the help of UNESCO monuments in the region. In addition to these regional examples, students will gain an international perspective on monumental preservation.

The programme includes practical elements and field trips, and the students will be trained in the philosophy and analysis of monumental heritage sites.

Course organisation

Basics of Architectural Theory
European Building History
Research Methods and Practice
Architectural Drawing and Surveying
Inorganic Building Materials
Organic Building Materials
Garden and Landscape Planning
Urban Planning

Cultural Heritage I
Cultural Heritage II
Archaeology, Conservation, Curation and Restoration I
Archaeology, Conservation, Curation and Restoration II
Landscape, Cityscape, Urbanism I
Landscape, Cityscape, Urbanism II
History and Contemporary Concerns I
History and Contemporary Concerns II
Building Construction I
Building Construction II
Computer Techniques I
Computer Techniques II
Tourism and Management I
Tourism and Management II
Presentation and Communication
General and Interdisciplinary Studies I
General and Interdisciplinary Studies II
German I
German II
German III
Technical English I
Technical English II

Master's Thesis

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Pace of course
Mixed (e.g. fixed exam dates and duration, study content can be studied at any time)
Phase(s) of attendance in Germany (applies to the entire programme)
Yes, compulsory
Types of online learning elements
  • Access to databases with study material
  • Chats (with lecturers and other students)
  • Discussion forums and / or groups
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Online sessions
  • Online study material provided by institution
  • Online tutorials
  • Video learning (Pre-recorded videos, Vlogs, Video-Podcasts)
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
750 EUR
Semester contribution

86 EUR

Costs of living

720 EUR

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

Applicants need a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a programme with a duration of three to five years. The degree should be in architecture or a discipline such as archaeology, art history, geography, civil engineering, history, planning and surveying, design, or interior design. Candidates may also be admitted based on relevant work experience.

Language requirements

The programme is conducted in English. Students must demonstrate adequate language skills at level B2 according to TOEFL/IELTS examination standards or equivalent. Knowledge of German is not required but is offered as an elective course to interested students.

Application deadline

15 March to 15 July for the following  winter semester
15 September to 15 January for the following summer semester

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Students with a study visa in Germany are allowed to work a specific number of hours. The specific details will be provided by the Foreigners' Office. There are plenty of part time jobs, including blue collar jobs. 


Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

The university is located close to the Bauhaus on a small campus right outside the main train station. Workshops, a cafeteria, studios, and lecture halls as well as seminar rooms are equipped with up-to-date technology.

University location

The Bauhaus Dessau is embedded in parks of classicism. It is a small town with plenty of green spaces. Larger cities such as Berlin, Magdeburg, Halle, and Leipzig are located just an hour's train ride away. The state of Saxony-Anhalt, where the city is located, is rich in cultural heritage-protected sites of all periods of construction.