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Cultural Heritage Management and Museology

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In recent years, public cultural policies and the social reassessment of heritage have led to the creation or expansion of numerous heritage institutions and cultural facilities that need professionals skilled in the conservation, dissemination and management of cultural heritage. This master's degree offers professional training for work in museums, heritage institutions, public bodies, and businesses in the culture industry, and also prepares for professional practice in emerging areas and profiles of heritage management.
This master's degree focuses fundamentally on professional practice: the main objective is to provide students with theoretical and practical training through which they will acquire the tools to pursue a career in the field of heritage.
The programme is largely interdisciplinary in its organization and content; lecturers from fourteen departments across seven different faculties contribute to the tuition, and students will also benefit from the expertise of visiting teaching staff on Spanish and international mobility programmes and guest lecturers.
This master's degree, which has a total study load of 90 credits, has been taught since the academic year 2006-2007, although the original syllabus was first approved as a UB-specific degree in the academic year 1995-1996. The degree shares a portion of its subjects with the master's degree in Cultural Management.
The master's degree programme lasts two academic years. During the first year (equivalent to 60 credits) students attend theoretical and practical sessions, and they enjoy a series of field trips to heritage institutions and a study trip to a European city. The second year (equivalent to 30 credits) consists of presenting the master's degree Final Project (which can be professional- or research-oriented) and a placement in a patrimonial institution (which can be in Catalonia, the rest of Spain or abroad). It is worth noting that the master's degree has the recognition of excellence granted by the AQU (Quality Agency of the Catalan Government).

Learning objectives

This master's degree is designed to fulfil two main objectives: providing professionals and individuals interested in cultural heritage with the conceptual knowledge and practical experience necessary to manage cultural heritage; transferring the necessary theoretical and methodological tools and a sound base of knowledge to those interested in a career in applied research or in cultural heritage and museology. The programme also offers a research specialization linked to the work of various research groups and the goals of the corresponding doctoral programme.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 Catalan and Spanish
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2018-2019
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Geography and History
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