Programme overview

Managing Art and Cultural Heritage in Global Markets offers you the unique opportunity to study at five European universities over two years and gain a multiple Master Degree. It is recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (EMJM).




  • This Programme brings together a consortium of five European universities to deliver a unique multidisciplinary and cohesive approach to the art & cultural heritage field.
  • Each university brings world-leading expertise in key aspects of collections history, the art market, art and heritage law and cultural heritage management and economics.
  • The programme utilises historical, theoretical and practice-based models, with the primary aim of better equipping the art & cultural heritage professional with the skills necessary to work within a highly complex field internationally.
  • Mobility within Europe and beyond is built into the curriculum with opportunities to experience work placements in a range of art and cultural institutions, both public and private.
  • Guest lectures are provided by leading academics and professionals from the art market, museums and other heritage organisations.
  • Summer and Winter School partners include the Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, and the Cultural Heritage Conservation.
  • Access to language learning opportunities is also available throughout the two-year programme.


Certificates and Accreditation

Students who complete the Erasmus Mundus Master in Managing Art and Cultural Heritage in Global Markets will receive a multiple degree. MAGMa students will receive four postgraduate certificates, awarded by all five institutions.

  • International Master in Managing Art and Cultural Heritage in Global Markets (University of Glasgow)
  • Master of Arts in Art Markets (Universidade de Lisboa & ISCTE)
  • Certificate of Completion, Cultural Project Administrator (IESA Arts and Culture)
  • Master of Arts in Arts and Culture Studies - Specialization: Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship (Erasmus University Rotterdam)



The integration of academic theory with practice across an interdisciplinary curriculum will provide a broad skill set and experiences that develop informed graduates, capable of operating at strategic levels in the art and cultural and heritage sector, both public and private, or of undertaking further study. The programme is designed for students with a diverse range of backgrounds and specialisms (e.g. art and cultural history, art market studies, law, business), but who are interested in the ways in which the art and cultural heritage sector operates and can be managed within a global context.



Home/EU students: €10,217 per annum* / £8,540 per annum  (2 year programme)

International students: €18,997 per annum* / £15,879 per annum (2 year programme)

* The EUR (€) fees listed are based on current exchange rates (August 2022) on the European Commission’s approved currency convertorThe University of Glasgow can only collect fees in Pound Sterling at the published GBP values and subject to exchange rates at the time of payment. 

Please note:

  • Fees payable by EU students are the same as those paid by UK students. Nationals of non-EU Programme Countries as defined by the EACEA will also be charged Home and EU fees (Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey).
  • Fees listed cover tuition only. As the programme contains various mobility periods, students (self-funded) will need to cover their own airfares between each chosen partner., as well as accommodation and other living expenses.