The urban growth greatly facilitated the own economic growth in the years leading up to the economic crisis. The collapse of the speculative bubble, coupled with the end of the real estate upside cycle, has left an over-sized, underused real estate property and, in many cases, a questionable urban quality.

The commitment to the rehabilitation and renovation of the existing city in front of the construction of a new city is a fundamental challenge of today's societies, whose challenge is the contribution to economic progress, not forgetting the requirements of sustainable urban development whose regulation makes it necessary to combine a whole series of different factors: the environment, quality of life, energy efficiency, the provision of services, social cohesion, etc.

The need to reinforce the knowledge of the current Degree in relation to built heritage and urban regeneration, justify to give shape and sense to this Master.

The Master's Degree in Architectural Rehabilitation (MARA) is an Official Master's Degree from the University of Granada , which involves a high-quality specialization in scientific and professional knowledge and skills to respond to a social demand related to architectural rehabilitation.

The Master is structured in 4 modules of compulsory nature and 2 Elective modules. The Master's Degree Work is compulsory. The compulsory modules also offer the student electives subjects.

In order to strengthen the transversality between the official masters of the University of Granada and improve the efficiency in the distribution of resources, both humans as regards teachers, and materials: classrooms and laboratories, in the Master's University In Architectural Rehabilitation are offered subjects of other masters related to the Architectural Rehabilitation.

The studies that conform the Master's program will be taught in six modules structured in subjects with theoretical and practical contents, in addition, the possible realization of external practices in companies or institutions, and a end-of-master work grouped in last practical module. The most appropriate techniques or teaching resources that are intended to be used in the teaching and learning process by students are those that mix and compensate for a directed instruction centered on the activity of the teacher, with a teaching based on the initiatives of the student.

To this we must add that the curriculum determines the temporal proportion and relative importance of teacher-centered teaching (theoretical credits) in relation to teaching that allows a more active participation of the student (practical credits). The total of credits to be taken by the student will be 60 ECTS to achieve the general and specific objectives of the degree, although the master offers a total of 89 ECTS, between compulsory modules, elective modules and the final master's work. Of these, 48 ECTS correspond to theoretical classes and regulated practical classes, grouped in modules, which would have to add 12 ECTS that will constitute the final master's work. This last activity will be directed and supervised by a professor doctor of the master; Will be elaborated and finalized within a temporary term that will be indicated during the last period of classes of the regulated classroom teaching.

The aim of the master's degree is the academic training and specialization of the student in the professional field. Exceptionally professional specialization is required that requires research techniques.

  • Date of publication of the title in the BOE: October 18, 2014

  • Academic course of introduction of the title: 2014-2015

  • Number of courses in phase of implementation: One

  • Branch of knowledge: Architecture and Engineering

  • Duration of the program (credits / years): 60 credits / 1 year

  • Type of teaching: Official

  • Languages used in the presentation of the title: Spanish

  • Level of offer of places: 30 places are offered

The rehabilitation and renovation of the existing city, compared to the construction of a new city, contributes to economic progress, promoting sustainable urban development, combining a series of different factors: environment, quality of life, energy efficiency, provision of services, cohesion social, etc.

Rehabilitation is, for the construction sector, a sustainability insurance in time. Much of the current property park is old, obsolete and presents the defects typical of a period construction not in accordance with the norms and canons required for contemporary construction.

Next to this real estate park of an “ordinary” character, we can not forget the building of a larger, historical and monumental structure, whose intervention enters fully into the field of Restoration.

Deepening the knowledge of the regulations and the evolution of heritage cities and the new methods and techniques of intervention in building are the starting point. To this must be added the construction and technology associated with it, applied to the architectural heritage. For its regeneration, techniques that mix innovation and the latest advances in structural analysis are required and lead to solutions in which the requirements of health, insulation and energy efficiency place heritage building in the 21st century, using the latest innovations in materials.

In summary, the competences of MARA are the follows:

  • Appropriate knowledge of the legislation and regulations regarding rehabilitation and to carry out documentary research work, develop documentation relevant to rehabilitation and apply intervention criteria

  • Ability to analyze, recognize and value the state of the architecture built

  • Ability to approach and solve advanced mathematical engineering problems and to formulate, program and apply advanced analytical and numerical models of calculation, design, planning and management

  • Ability to analyze the structural behavior of historic buildings

  • Ability to apply the techniques of inspection, consolidation or reinforcement of structures and new technologies and materials

  • Ability to develop research projects and architectural rehabilitation and conservation projects, intervention and management of Architectural Heritage

To study at the University of Granada is to do it in an academic institution with tradition. This concept entails fundamental elements that guarantee a quality education, up-to-date and competitive. Each and every one of the studies offered by it combine the quality of the experience, the permanent theoretical innovation and the technological renewal.

The MARA groups a group of professors of the highest academic and researcher level, contributing the negligible amount of 37 sexes of research, which accredits the quality of the same.

The Master also has teachers associated to the Laboratory of Archeology and Architecture of the City LAAC, the School of Arab Studies of the CSIC, with curriculums of extraordinary brilliance, both scientific and professional, in Rehabilitation and high national and international relevance.

The orientation is professional. Highly qualified experts, professional and business professionals are fully dedicated to professional practice.

The teaching will be taught in the Higher Technical School of Engineering of Building of the University of Granada.

The ETSIE, located in the Fuentenueva Campus of the University of Granada , has theoretical lectures, graphic classrooms, multimedia classrooms, seminars, hall of degrees, meeting room and assembly hall.

Both the classrooms and the rest of the mentioned spaces of the School, are equipped with sound equipment, audiovisual media, projectors, etc. The School also has portable equipment available to the teaching staff that teaches in the same for their teaching.

Computer equipment

The ETSIE has 4 classrooms equipped with computer, with access by means of corporate license to the most commonly used software in technical careers: computer assisted design, mathematical programs, calculation of structures, measurements, etc.

Leaving aside the above, the School supported by the Campus of International Excellence CEI-Biotic of the University of Granada , has installed a network for the transmission of data with the latest technology.

With the aforementioned wiring, 9 classrooms equipped with a physical network connection have been installed, allowing students to connect their computers to it, with a connection speed of 1 Gigabyte.


There are also laboratories for testing materials and structural and physical elements, material archives, wood workshop and warehouse. The Laboratory of Archeology and Architecture of the City of the School of Arab Studies of Granada, CSIC, also offers its facilities for the teaching of the Master.