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HOW TO APPLY

Applications for September 2023 entry to MAGMa are open!

Please note that scholarship applications closed on the 27th of January 2023.

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Application Guidance & Instructions

You can apply as:

  • an Erasmus Mundus scholarship-funded student  (applications closed on 27 January 2023)
  • a self-funded student (see application deadline below)

All applications for the MAGMa programme and Erasmus Mundus scholarships must be submitted online to the University of Glasgow. We cannot accept applications any other way.

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process. You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test. For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions.

Following the EU’s announcement (11/02/20), having left the EU in an orderly fashion, the UK remains able to coordinate and take part in EMJMs for the lifetime of the funding period. The MAGMa consortium looks forward to receiving applications from students from all countries around the world, from both self-funded applicants and EMJM scholarship applicants.

Please check that you meet the entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

 

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for MAGMa are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Relevant subject areas: 

  • History of Art
  • History of collecting
  • Art market and provenance studies
  • History
  • Social and Economic History
  • Economics
  • Business and Management
  • Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies
  • Conservation
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Classics
  • Law

Other subjects may be accepted with relevant work experience.

Required documents

As part of your online application, you must submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • A copy of your CV
  • Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Two reference letters (at least one must be academic and, if appropriate, the other from the student’s most recent employer). References must:
  • be dated within the last 2 years of the date of submission of your application
    • be on headed paper, or have an official stamp
    • be signed (either digitally or by hand)
    • If your referee prefers their reference to remain confidential, they can email the reference to erasmusreferences@glasgow.ac.ukprovided the email is from your referee’s professional email account and contains their full employee name and address.  We will not accept references sent from personal email addresses or via a third-party.
    • When completing your application, please do not enter your referee details, as we are unable to contact your referee.
  • A scholarship application form OR personal statement form (see below)

One of the following documents is also required:

For Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Applicants only:

  • Scholarship application form which includes a personal statement (max 1,200 words) in which you are asked to detail the following:
    • motivation for choosing the MAGMa programme; 
    • your suitability for the MAGMa programme;
    • an explanation of your research interests and placement aims/practice aims

      MAGMa Scholarship Application (required only for scholarship applications)

      NOTE: Once you have completed the scholarship application form, please print the form in PDF, before uploading to the Online Application Form supporting documents section.

For Self-funded Applicants only:

  • Supporting Personal Statement (max 1,200 words) in which you are asked to detail the following:
    • motivation for choosing the MAGMa programme; 
    • your suitability for the MAGMa programme; 
    • an explanation of research interests and placement aims/practice aims and

               MAGMa Personal Statement Form (required only for self-funding applicants)

               NOTE: Once you have completed the personal statement form, please print the form in PDF, before uploading to the Online Application Form supporting documents section.

 

Important Notes: 

  • Please note, in order to be considered for a scholarship, you MUST have submitted ALL of the above documents, including English Language certificates, by the submission deadline on 27 January 2023.
  • If your application status is ‘Holding for Documents’ then you will NOT be considered for a scholarship unless you submit the required documents by the submission deadline on 27 January 2023. The only exception to this is final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying.
  • Scholarship applications will not be reviewed until after the deadline on 27 January 2023. 
  • You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.
  • You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions.

Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select 'Managing Art and Cultural Heritage in Global Markets'. Your application will be sent to the admissions committee for the courses you select.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state September 2023. The MAGMa Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme begins in September 2023.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

 

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 7.0
  • no sub-test less than 6.5
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

 

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

ibTOEFL

  • 95 with no sub-test less than: Reading: 23, Listening: 23, Speaking: 22, Writing: 24
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

 

CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English)

  • C or 185 overall; no sub-test less than 176
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  •  C or 185 overall; no sub-test less than 176
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test) 

  • 68; no sub-test less than 62
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

 

Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English

  • ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

• Degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
- students must have studied for a minimum of 2 years at Undergraduate level, or 9 months at Master's level, and must have complete their degree in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years
• Undergraduate 2+2 degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
- students must have completed their final two years study in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree-level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree-level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Scholarships

The MAGMa programme is co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters programme.

Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by 27 January 2023 with all the required documents. The only exception to this is final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying. 

For further details, see Scholarships.

 

Individual Needs Support

Financial Support for Students with Individual Needs

MAGMa has received ERASMUS MUNDUS ‘individual needs’ funding from the EU to support successful applicants with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments. This is available to both EMJM scholarship students and EMJM self-/other-funded students. The funding total for the four MAGMa editions (in 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026) is 120,000 euro and students, who are within the ‘individual needs’ group, can apply for support funding of over 3,000 euro and under 60,000 euro. Funding may be used as a contribution towards adapting environments and/or technology, services, assistance by third persons, additional travel/transportation costs or technology.

Please note that apportioning these funds will be at the discretion of the University of Glasgow’s ‘Inclusion Team’ and may not cover the total amount of the costs for your request but will cover a substantial portion of the costs.

Please add a supplementary statement to your application stating if you are within this ‘individual needs’ group and describe what adaptations, services or travel/transportation support you require to enable you to study on MAGMa. You will also be required to submit a statement from a professional (consultant, doctor, psychiatrist, optician, audiologist, etc.) confirming your condition/needs.

Further details can be found in the ERASMUS+ programme guide https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/document/erasmus-programme-guide-2022-version-2 and key wording from the 2022 ERASMUS+ programme guide is included here:

Contribution to individual needs of disabled students

Contribution for individual needs are eligible if they fulfil the general eligibility [entry requirements] conditions set in the grant agreement. They will be used for enrolled disabled students, with or without scholarship, (e.g., long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments), such as those related to the acquisition of special items or services (e.g., assistance by third persons, adaptation of work environment, additional travel/transportation costs). The support to cover such individual needs of enrolled students, will take the form of the following special needs unit costs:

a b c d e f g h i j
3,000 4,500 6,000 9,500 1,300 18,500 27,500 35,500 47,500 60,000

Calculation of the unit cost contribution per student:

Enrolled students will declare what type of items/services are needed and their cost. The applicable unit cost will be identified as the rate corresponding to or immediately lower than the estimated expenses. This unit cost is a contribution and is not intended to fully cover the actual costs.

NB: costs below the lowest rate (i.e., less than EUR 3 000) will not be eligible for additional support and will have to be covered by the contribution to the institutional costs of the EMJM or by other funding sources of the beneficiary institutions.

Application deadlines

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Applications close (for scholarship applications): 27 January 2023 (now closed for 2023 entry)
Applications close (for UK & International self-funding applications): 26 July 2023
Applications close (for EU self-funding applications): 31 August 2023

*Applicants should be aware that once we meet our programme quota, the application process will be closed and no further offers will be made. 

*Early application is advised. 

*Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by 27 January 2023, complete with all required documents, including proof of English language proficiency.

Although applications to the programme will be considered on a continuous basis, please note that scholarship applications will not be reviewed until after the scholarship application deadline on 27 January 2023. Applicants will be notified if they have been successful in obtaining a scholarship by 7 April 2023.

Self-funded student may be made a conditional offer pending receipt of an English language proficiency certificates, and final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying. They will be required to submit the relevant documentation by 1700 hours UK time 25 July 2023 for international applicants and 31 August 2023 for UK/EU applicants.