University of Barcelona

Cultural Heritage Management and Museology


A shift in cultural policies in recent years and the gradual renewal of social interest in heritage have had a significant impact on heritage institutions and cultural amenities, broadening the scope of existing structures and requiring the creation of new facilities to cater for growing demand. Logically, this has expanded the employment market for skilled professionals in the fields of heritage conservation, dissemination and management.

The master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Management and Museology offers professional training in preparation for a variety of roles in museums, heritage institutions, public bodies and cultural enterprises, encompassing emerging professions and new profiles in the field of heritage management. It is fundamentally professional in focus, aiming to give students the theoretical and practical training through which they will acquire the competences to find employment in the heritage sector. It is also a markedly interdisciplinary programme, reflected both in its organization and in the course content itself; the teaching staff are drawn from fourteen different departments across seven faculties, and several are at the UB as part of national and international mobility programmes or as guest lecturers.

The 90-credit master's degree has been taught since the academic year 2006-2007 (although the course was introduced as a UB-specific degree in 1995-1996). It shares a number of subjects with the master’s degree in Cultural Management.

Basic information

Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesNo
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Geography and History
Number of places available35
Language(s) of instructionCatalan and Spanish
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022