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Master in Cultural Heritage Management
In recent years, public cultural policies
and the increased social interest in heritage has resulted in the creation and
expansion of numerous heritage institutions and cultural organizations that are
in need of trained professionals in the fields of marketing and advertising,
conservation and heritage management.
The Master offers professional training for
work in museums, heritage institutions, public entities and cultural
organizations. Additionally, course content includes professional training for
new and future professions related to heritage management.
The goal of the Master is to create
professionals by offering students practical and theoretical training that will
give them the tools necessary to succeed in the professional field of heritage.
Tracks offered by the Master:
Dedicated to training specialists in management, and conservation and
preservation of cultural heritage.
Dedicated to the training of students committed to investigating fields such as
Museology, Management of Cultural Heritage, Museography, Public Studies, etc.
Graduates of the investigation track may continue their studies and pursue a
“Doctor of Management of Culture and Heritage”.
The Master is interdisciplinary (with the
participation and supervision by professors from 14 different departments), and
inter-faculty (with professors from seven faculties: Geography and History,
Law, Geology, Economy and Business, Education, Professor Training, and Library
and Documentation). The Master of
Management of Cultural Heritage is directed and coordinated by the University of Barcelona’s Department of Geography and
Additionally, many of the Master’s
Professors are Visiting Professors from Spain and abroad. This variety of
international expertise is the result of the numerous professional connections
established by the Master, most importantly with museums, governments, and
businesses committed to heritage management.
The Master’s education and training program is internationally
Although the Master has been offered since
1995-1996, the current Master of Management of Cultural Heritage, under the
90-credit structure, has been offered since 2006-2007. The Master is offered
conjointly with the Master of Cultural Management, sharing several elective
courses. The Master has two tracks: Professional and Investigation,
differentiated by the second course.
The following departments provide the
interdisciplinary teaching method and professional focus of the Master:
- Cultural Anthropology and American and African History
- Art History
- Pre-History, Ancient History and Archaeology
- Social Sciences and Education
- Political Economy and Public Works
- Library and Documentation
- Economy and Business Organization
- Social Work and Social Services
- Education Theory and History
- Methodology of Behavioral Sciences
- Education and Learning
- Constitutional Law and Political Science
- Geology, Paleontology and Marine Science
- Mineral Deposits, Mineralogy and Gemology
An important aspect of the Master is its
interdisciplinary structure. This structure relies on the rich course materials
compiled by the University Professors from their diverse fields of expertise.