TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Title

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Degree

Expert in Social Development (MA)

Type

Erasmus Mundus joint degree program

Level

Master

Accreditation number

FNYF\1822-2\2016

Language

English, French

Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits

120

Minimum number of students

10

Maximum number of students

30

Short description

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices.

The goal of this program is to provide better understanding of the growing presence and importance of cultural heritage in a European context by applying a multinational, interdisciplinary approach. Over the past decade, academics have started recognising the importance and impact of European cultural heritage on identity and contemporary culture. For this reason, the consortium has commonly decided to use its expertise to develop a new interdisciplinary programme and curriculum and to create the first European joint master programme on European Heritage Studies that connects the academic fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.

This program is recommended to applicants (EU and non-EU) who speak English and French, are interested in studying in an international environment and having acquired a first degree (BA/BSc /180 ECTS/ in History, Geography, Philosophy, Anthropology, Ethnography, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Urban Studies, Architecture, Nationalism Studies, International Relations, Law, Economy, Administration, or related fields). The TEMA+ offers not only a unique international atmosphere, but also prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarships to the best-ranked European and non-European student aplicants. The Erasmus Mundus scholarships include student participation costs, a contribution to student travel and installation cost and a subsistence allowance (1 000 EUR per month) for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.

This program enables students to study at least at two partner universities, get a double or multiple degrees (MA degrees in Social Sciences and Humanities) and to start a career in cultural heritage, administration, urban planning and research.

Tracks/Sepcializations: 

The mobility tracks of the students are divided among the coordinating institution (Semester 1) and the four partner universities (CUNI, EHESS, UNICT, UL) for Semester 2-3-4, during which they do an obligatory internship at the associated members of the Consortium. Subjects include European cultural heritage, urban studies, urban anthropology, European integration, history and policy-making. The Consortium awards the TEMA+ graduates with double or multiple degrees (depending on the student’s mobility track) along with a diploma supplement, all accredited on national level. A Diploma Supplement describing personal curriculum contents is delivered.

Strength of program

The TEMA+ provides a programme that none of the existing Masters degree in cultural heritage can offer. TEMA+ offers a new both theory and practice-based interdisciplinary and bilingual training, in which students will be able to become both scholars of European Heritage as well as practicing experts. TEMA+ will create a solid foundation for the concept of European Heritage, increase the diversity and quality of the European Higher Education Area, create a valuable exchange of European and non-European perspectives regarding heritage, and constitute an academically excellent and truly innovative EMJMD. TEMA+ students can participate in an unique educative and research programme both in Europe and in North- America, which links the elements of contemporary heritage-based identity constructions with its innovative analysis based on an interdisciplinary methodology.

The new TEMA+ builds upon the large joint network of the consortium members and the expertise of its academic staff and creates a real bridge between the academic study of European cultural heritage and its practical application in related institutions worldwide. Each consortium member has a strong expertise in history as well as in the social sciences that constitute the basic elements in their individual teaching and research activities.

Thus, with such a multicultural and interdisciplinary study programme, students may gain a lot of transversal skills. TEMA+ teaching puts emphasis on the strengthening of communicational skills (organizing debates and academic presentation) and of critical thinking. Due to the various practical exercises during seminars and internships and to regular meetings with non-academic partners, the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, of decision making and problem solving may also rise.

The bilingual nature of the programme is especially relevant in the field of heritage studies where English and French are both commonly used, in particular within the EU and within UNESCO. In this way TEMA+ is further able to prepare its students fully for a further career or doctorate studies within the field of heritage.

Career opportunities

TEMA+ graduates will have two or three diplomas, which is certainly a great asset in the labor market as well. The TEMA+ aims to provide qualifications for entry into the professions in the area of European Heritage, in local, regional, national and territorial administration, in urban planning and research institutions, related to heritage and identity. TEMA+ students will be able to become both scholars of European Heritage as well as practicing experts. TEMA+ is further able to prepare its students fully for a further career or doctorate studies within the field of heritage.

Job examples

Expert in Heritage, Researcher of European Heritage, Expert in Social and Urban Development, Historian, Social Scientist, any professions in the area of European Heritage, in local, regional, national and territorial administration

EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

1,500 EUR

3,000 EUR

Application fee

-

-

Registration fee

-

-

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

3,000 EUR

Application fee

-

Registration fee

-


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

09, Sep, 2019

Deadline for applications - September intake

16, Jun, 2019

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Note: The same admission requirements apply to European and third country students.

The selection is based on academic excellence and proficiency in English and in French.

Degree requirements:

The TEMA+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course accepts candidates with various academic backgrounds and degrees (BA/MA, eventually PhD), and is dedicated to foster lifelong learning. The TEMA+ welcomes students at Master level who have obtained a first higher education degree, a master’s degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices in the degree awarding countries.

The TEMA+ is open to excellent Programme and Partner Country students having acquired a first degree (BA/BSc /180 ECTS/) or a master’s degree (MA/MSc/120 ECTS) in History, Geography, Philosophy, Anthropology, Ethnography, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Urban Studies, Nationalism Studies, International Relations, Law, Economy, Administration, or related fields.

In case of obtaining the diploma only after the deadline of application, it is possible to send its certified copy later. Nevertheless, in this case, the candidate has to provide in the application package an official certificate from his / her university testifying the studies and also has to indicate the precise date of getting the diploma. The same rules apply for language test results.

Research topic:

The applicant has to choose a research subject in accordance with the TEMA+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course's curriculum. Possible research themes are indicated on the website of TEMA+ www.mastertema.eu.

Work experience:

No work experience is required for admission to TEMA+ EMJMD. However, professional experience in a field related to the Master Course is an asset.

Language requirements:

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2):  

First language (English or French): C1, Second language (English or French): B2

Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2):

First language (English or French): C1, Second language (English or French): B2

As the TEMA+ EMJMD is provided in English and in French, proficiency in these languages is a must. To apply, the candidates must dispose of a language certificate of both from English and French: one of them must be of an advanced level and the other may be of a more elementary level, which can be also set out by the candidate's university or department. The level of English proficiency should be at least C1, using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages scale. The following English language tests are accepted: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge. The level of knowledge in French language should be above B1. The following language tests are accepted: DELF, TCF.

The TEMA+ Consortium does not require a language test certificate from applicants:

  • Whose native language is either English or French,
  • Holding a diploma/degree delivered by a college, high school or higher education institution (such as A levels, baccalaureate, BA/BSc etc.) in which the language of instruction is English or French,
  • Who have FLE (teaching French as a foreign language) or TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) qualification.

Applicants holding a certificate in English or in French that is nationally recognized in their country must request a validation of it by the TEMA+ Secretariat. However, national certificates must be at least of advanced level and evidence the holder's both oral and written skills. Knowledge of other European languages, especially Italian, Czech or Hungarian is an asset.

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Bachelor-level degree

with a certified translation, if the language of diploma is not English, French, Italian, Czech or Hungarian 

Master-level degree

If the applicant wishes to do a second MA Degree), with a certified translation, if the language of diploma is not English, French, Italian, Czech or Hungarian      

Transcript of records

with a certified translation, if the language of diploma is not English, French, Italian, Czech or Hungarian 

CV

in English or in French, applicant can download the online CV form from www.mastertema.eu

Motivation letter

in English or in French (approx. 3000 characters including spaces)

Research plan

in English or in French (approx. 15.000 characters including spaces and a selective bibliography of 12 works, applicant can download the how to write a research plan manual from www.mastertema.eu

Letter of recommendation

two references in English or in French in a sealed and signed envelope, applicant can download the online form from www.mastertema.eu

Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)

copy of passport or ID card (students from Schengen countries), with validity end date

Passport photo

 

Tuition fee

The students involved in TEMA+ EMJMD pay tuition fees, including full medical cover. The Erasmus Mundus scholarship covers fully the tuition fee for the entire duration of the programme. The tuition fee per semester is 3.000 € (three thousand euros) for Partner Country students and 1.500 € (one thousand five hundred euros) for Programme Country students. A fee-waiver policy has been set up with respect to equality issues, in order to support socio-economically disadvantaged, but highly skilled students.

Language certificate

in English and in French, applicant can download the language assessment grid from www.mastertema.eu

Other: Completed application form for TEMA+

signed and dated, applicant can download it from www.mastertema.eu

Other:  Certificate of residence in line with the provisions of the municipality where the student is registered and/or a certificate confirming the place of employment or study/training, issued by the employer or the institution where the student studies/finished his/her studies

 

Other: Copy of any other diploma and language tests

if there are any

 
Further comments (if needed)

Name of the degree in participating universities: 

  • Charles University of Prague:  Magistr oboru Historie se specializací Obecné a komparativní dějiny – TEMA+, awarded by Univerzita Karlova 
  • University of Catania:   Master (M) / Laurea Magistrale  in LM 84 “Storia e cultura dei paesi mediterranei” –TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development, awarded by Università degli Studi di Catania.
  • École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales:  Master en sciences sociales – Mention « Territoires, Espaces, Sociétés » – Spécialité TEMA, awarded by École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
  • University of Laval:  Maîtrise en Ethologie et patrimoine awarded by Université Laval
     
Application procedure

Application deadlines: 

  • 17/02/2019 for Erasmus Mundus scholarships
  • 16/06/2019 for self-funded students

Application process: 

The application starts on the TEMA+ program website. Application deadline for student intake 2018-2020 with Erasmus Mundus scholarship is  31 March 2018 and 17 June 2018 for self-funded students.  Candidates have to follow the instructions on the TEMA+ website, upload their documents through the online application system and send the application package with the hard copy to the address of the TEMA Secretariat+ in Budapest:

TEMA+ Secretariat
ELTE BTK Atelier, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 6-8.  I. 132. Hungary

Both packages include the same documents.

Application procedure step-by-step:

Step 1. Application form

Download the TEMA+ application form (download it from the TEMA+ website). Fill it in, sign it, scan it and save it as 0.AF_name_surname.pdf.

This includes information on personal data, academic qualifications, language competences and the research topic that the candidate is applying with.

Step 2. Prepare the following required documents in the corresponding formats:

1. Curriculum Vitae in English or French (Europass EU format, download it from the TEMA+ website) saved as 1.CV_name_surmane.pdf.

2. Motivation letter in English or in French (approx. 3000 characters including spaces) stating the motivation to undertake the programme, professional experience (if any), expectations of the programme and future prospects saved as 2.ML_name_surname.pd

3. Research plan in English or in French (approx. 15.000 characters including spaces and selective bibliography of 12 works) saved as 3.RP_name_surname.pdf.

4. One passport size photo saved as 4.PH_name_surname.pdf.        

5. Scanned copy of a valid passport or ID card (students from Schengen countries), with validity end date saved as 5.PC_name_surname.pdf. *

6. Certificate of residence in line with the provisions of the municipality where the student is registered and/or a certificate confirming the place of employment or study/training, issued by the employer or the institution where the student studies/finished his/her studies, saved as 6.CR_name_surname.pdf. *

7. Original university diploma and transcripts scanned and saved as 7a.UD_name_surname.pdf., if the language of diploma is not English, French, Italian, Czech or Hungarian, also the certified English translation of the diploma saved as 7a.UDtranslation_name_surname.pdf. If you have more than one degree, then, follow the same rule but use 7b, 7c,… instead of 7a at the beginning of the file(s) name**.

Note: In case of obtaining the diploma only after the deadline of application, it is possible to send its certified copy later. Nevertheless, in this case, the candidate has to provide in the application package an official certificate from his / her university testifying the studies and also has to indicate the precise date of getting the diploma. The same rules apply for language test results.

8. Copy of any other diploma saved as 8.OD_name_surname.pdf.

9. Certified copy of language test/exam results in English and in French saved as 9.LT_name_surname.pdf.

Note: In case of obtaining the language certificate only after the deadline of application, it is possible to send its certified copy later.

10. Copy of any other language test results saved as 10.OLT_name_surname.pdf.

11. Two references (download it from the TEMA+ website) saved as 11a.LR_name_surname.pdf and 11b.LR_name_surname.pdf. Then the letters should be sent in a sealed and signed envelope. The letters must include e-mail, contact address and telephone number of the recommending professor.

12. Save any other documents as 12.OD_name_surname.pdf.

Step 3. Prepare a .zip or .rar or a merged pdf file

Prepare a .zip or .rar or a merged pdf file including all the above documents in the format name_surname.zip, name_surname.rar., or name_surname.pdf. Note that the file cannot exceed more than 8MB in total, so please check the size of the files of scanned documents.

Step 4. Apply online

Apply online on the TEMA+ program website and upload the .zip, .rar or .pdf file containing all the digital copies of the required documents by clicking below:

Step 5. Send by post

The complete documentation must be sent by post to the TEMA+ Secretariat to Ms Lilla ZÁMBÓ, the Consortium Coordinator on the following address:

TEMA Secretariat
ELTE BTK Atelier
1088 Budapest
Múzeum krt. 6-8.  I. 132
Hungary

Applicants must send their application package before the 17th of February, 2019 (date of postmark). The online application will be closed on 17th of February 2019 24.00 CET.

If you have any problem with the online application system, please contact: secretary@mastertema.eu

Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Self-funded students:

The application deadline for self-paying students is the 16th of June 2019. They are selected during the annual summer meeting of the consortium members. Prior to the meeting, they have to send the same online application and the application package by regular mail and the rules and criteria of their evaluation and selection are also the same as for scholarship-holder students. Students who cannot benefit from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship can apply for many national and international scholarship (for further information please visit the TEMA+ website).

*For non-EU candidates the expiry date must not be before December of the year of finishing the TEMA+ proramme. For example, for intake 2019-2020 the expiry date has to be minimum December 2021.  It is possible to apply with a passport which does not fulfil this condition. However, it is important to apply for the new passport immediately after receiving the acceptance to the programme. In case of the applicants from countries where the application for the new passport takes longer than one month, it is highly recommended to apply for the new passport in advance.

** Original diploma(s) and academic transcript(s) should ideally be issued in English by the corresponding higher education institution. If this is not possible, these documents must be translated into English by a certified translator

Tuition fee:

The students involved in TEMA+ EMJMD pay tuition fees, including full medical cover. The annual rate of the latter is determined for the duration of the Consortium Agreement, i.e. 6.000 € (six thousand euros) for Partner Country students and 3.000 € (three thousand euros) for Programme Country students. The Erasmus Mundus scholarship covers fully the tuition fee for the entire duration of the programme.  A fee-waiver policy has been set up with respect to equality issues, in order to support socio-economically disadvantaged, but highly skilled students.

Partner Country Students: who are nationals of a Partner Country (all countries outside the 28 EU Member States, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey) and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than 12 non-consecutive months over the last 5 years in one of the 28 EU Member States, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey. The 5-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD scholarship. For non-European self-funding students there is a possibility for a tuition waiver up to 1500 Euros, given by the TEMA+ Consortium. The criteria for this waiver will be determined by the Consortium.

Programme Country Students: who are nationals of a Programme Country (all countries within the 28 EU Member States, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey) or who are nationals of a Partner Country and have been residents or have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than 12 non-consecutive months over the last 5 years in one of the 28 EU Member States, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey. The 5-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD scholarship.

Procedure of the entrance examination

The applications are examined by the TEMA+ Selection Committee after the application deadline and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection whether they are eligible or not via email by the TEMA+ Secretariat. Shortlisted (eligible) candidates will be phone or Skype interviewed both in English and French by a member of the TEMA+ Pedagogic Council after the application deadline. Finally, the TEMA+ Selection Committee is selecting the best candidates. The selection results have to be confirmed by the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission. The results will be published before the end of May. Admission letters are sent out via email in June 2019. Self-paying student applications will be evaluated and selected in June. Selection results will be published in July.

Shortlisted candidates will be phone or Skype interviewed both in English and French by a member of the TEMA+ Pedagogic Council after the application deadline.

Candidates are selected in accordance with the admission criteria agreed jointly by the partner universities. Candidates upload their documents through the online application system to the TEMA+ website and send the application package with the hard copy to the address of the TEMA Secretariat in Budapest.

Applications will be evaluated by the TEMA+ Pedagogic Council on the basis of the set of criteria as follows:

  • Study/research plan: up to 20 points;
  • CV including work experience: up to 10 points;
  • Diploma that entitles you to enrol in the TEMA+ programme: up to 4 points;
  • References : up to 3 points each = up to 6 points;
  • Language skills - up to 10 points, of which: for English: up to 3 points according to the score you got at the language exam; for French: up to 3 points according to the score you got at the language exam; for other languages, especially for Italian, Hungarian or Czech: up to 4 points.

N. B. In the category of other languages, no points for your mother tongue. Total : 50 points.

During the selection meeting, a main list and a reserve list is also set up. After their acceptance, the selection results are published on the TEMA+ website and the selected candidates are immediately informed by email. Furthermore, the consortium coordinator sends to all selected students an official notification letter.

The selected applicants will be informed about the selection results at the end of July 2019.

Please note that selected candidates' data will be sent to the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (e.g., Erasmus+ National Offices, EU Delegations or Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association). Applicants shall consult the “provisions for the processing of personal data” available on the Erasmus+ website.

For further information, please contact secretary@mastertema.eu

Note: The same selection criteria apply both for admission to the TEMA+ EMJMD and admission to an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Applicants will be shortlisted in absolute ranking order, according to the above mentioned procedures. The best applicants will be awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.  

Program leader

Dr. Gábor SONKOLY
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, TEMA+ Project Manager, TEMA Scientific Manager, Scientific Coordinator in Budapest

Program coordinator

Lilla ZÁMBÓ
TEMA+ Consortium Coordinator

E-mail: secretary@mastertema.eu
TEL: +36 1 485-5200/5234
Fax: +36 1 485 5208
Postal address: TEMA+ Secretariat, ELTE BTK Atelier, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum körút 6-8. I. 132

Viola LÁSZLÓFI
Coordinator Assistant
E-mail: vijjola@gmail.com
TEL: +36 1 485-5200/5234

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