University of Barcelona

Cultural Management

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The academic backgrounds and profiles of students in the master's degree in Cultural Management vary widely, but as a general rule the following candidates are ideally suited to the course:
  • Recent graduates who would like to acquire more specialized professional training in the organization and management of cultural projects.
  • Cultural agents who wish to acquire a structured, conceptual understanding of their professional experience.
  • Culture professionals (creators, educators, mediators, curators and specialists in a range of areas) interested in acquiring specific training in cultural management.
  • Teachers and researchers interested in moving into applied research or preparing a doctoral thesis on cultural management and policies.

To stand a good chance of successfully completing the course, candidates should have an interest in the field of study, possess the ability to process information on a conceptual level, know how to lead a team, possess management and communication skills, and be involved in the cultural development of their communities or artistic fields.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

Applications will be accepted from any candidate in possession of the necessary qualifications to enrol in a university master's degree in Spain, according to the current regulations. Students must also be able to demonstrate a good level of Spanish and English (equivalent to B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).