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Industrial Heritage

Study concept

The term "Industrial Heritage" refers to the exploration and examination of both the cultural history of the industrial age and the present state and trends of modern industrial society. The study of Industrial Heritage allows for an understanding of the working and living conditions of contemporary industrial society in the context of its historical development, and encourages critical engagement with these conditions in terms of meaningful progress. The study of Industrial Heritage focuses particularly on the cultural and historical contextualization of the material remains of the cultural history of the industrial age. It utilizes the methods of industrial archaeology for documentation, research, interpretation, preservation and reuse.

The Master's program in Industrial Heritage provides comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the economic, technological, and scientific foundations of Industrial Heritage on one hand, and the content and methods of industrial archaeological and industrial cultural work and research on the other. Additionally, the practice-oriented Master's program aims to equip students with the ability to adapt to new subject areas and methods in the field of industrial cultural work at any time. The unique Master's program for Industrial Heritage in Freiberg, Germany, offers a transdisciplinary and practice-oriented education at the intersection of heritage preservation, museum studies, history of technology, and cultural management. The program is primarily designed for graduates with a Bachelor's degree in fields such as history, art and cultural history, archaeology, architecture, museum studies, or heritage preservation. With its rich industrial history, numerous industrial monuments, and technical museums, Saxony provides an ideal environment for teaching and research in the field of Industrial Heritage.

Please note that the language of the program is German. At TUBAF we offer various Master's degree programs taught in English language.


Faculty of Business Administration (Faculty 6)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement
  • A minimum of six semesters of higher education leading to a first professional qualification
  • evidence of the necessary academic aptitude in a qualification assessment process
Course language
Professional advice
Prof. Dr. Helmuth Albrecht
Silbermannstraße 2
Helmuth.Albrecht [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 6
Schlossplatz 1, ground floor 202
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