On occasion of the 2008-2009 academic year, the University of Barcelona launched a specific PhD programme in Cultural and Heritage Management. Since the reorganization of the PhD programmes in 2014-2015, the course has been integrated as a specific line of the wider program called Society and Culture: History, Anthropology, Arts, Heritage and Cultural Management. In these years, more than 15 PhD students successfully completed the programme. See the list of thesis and researchers here.
Yearly, 7-8 new PhD students enroll in the programme. These carry out a research project under the supervision of one or more directors, in a period of 3 years (full-time) or 5 years (part-time), covering one of the following research lines:
- Analysis of the economy, the markets and the cultural organisations
- Cultural dynamics and social and governmental intervention models
- Museology, heritage management and presentation
This is an interdisciplinary programme, aiming at advanced education of the researchers in the different fields and disciplines of cultural and heritage management. In accordance with the two Master’s degrees, from where many of the PhD students come (Cultural management and Cultural heritage management and museology), the aim of the programme is to analyse and to better understand the structures, the logics and the forms of intervention of the actors who take part in the making of cultural and heritage management and policy.