Department of Studies in Heritage

  • Jean Monnet University in Saint-Etienne is a unique European and international platform for
    studyingtangible and intangible cultural heritage, cultural landscapes, reasonable and sustainable
    managing, their protection, and their development.It offers on the Campus "Le Corbusier" in
    Firminy, in a historical monument, a set of professional academic education, a uniquely
    comprehensive approachand methods applied to the recent and future problemscaused by the heritage

  • Preparing Heritage experts to face future challenges.
    Castles, churches, and historical monuments are not anymore theonlyconstituents of heritage; new
    cultural legacieshave to be taken into account. Factories and brownfields, collective housing and
    public areas, infrastructures, and contemporary artworks need particular expertise in many domains:
    materials (e.g. concrete, steel, and plastic), modalities of use, recycling, and reuse. Heritage is an
    economic development lever, which is always present and crucial in land-useplanning, including the
    urban planning (recycling, and waste reuse, and districts change). It is essential notto forget the
    importance ofintangible heritage and cultural landscapes for thesocial consensus. In such a context,
    the choice and selection of saved objects impose on the decision makers the presence of an informed
    council,although the budget and economic constraints are more and more pressing.


  • The heritage sector is accessible for students who have received a Bachelor’s degree (or
    equivalent). The Master degree is progressive from Master 1 to Master 2 with a permanent concern:
    to be close to thereality of the field in order to allow our students to find a job quickly at the end of
    the Master.

    Two MASTERS are proposed :

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  • careers as research engineers, research analysts/project leaders, experts working for consulting firms,
    professionals working in expert and/or managerial roles for such international institutions as UNESCO or
    ICOMOS; project leaders for cultural institutions in such fields as communication or cultural patronage,
    curators or curatorial assistants in museums, directors and assistant directors of various cultural institutions,
    cultural heritage managers , collection managers, heritage managers, legacy system specialists.



  • Robert BELOT
  • Maria-Rosa FRÉJAVILLE