Postgraduate taught 

Managing Art & Cultural Heritage in Global Markets IntM

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The Erasmus Mundus International Masters in Managing Art & Cultural Heritage in Global Markets (MAGMa), aims to explore contemporary issues affecting the market for art and cultural heritage (A & CH) utilising historical, theoretical and experiential models, with the primary aim of better equipping the A & CH professional with the skills necessary to work within a highly complex and growing field worldwide. The collaboration of European and international university and cultural institutions will deliver a programme that combines theory with practice, enabling an integrated approach to understanding the social, economic, legal and cultural issues affecting the A & CH sectors with first-hand experience of contexts as diverse as museums, heritage sites, auction houses, dealers and foundations.

  • IntM: 24 months full-time

Why this programme

  • This Programme brings together a consortium of five European universities: University of Glasgow, Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts in Paris, University of Lisbon and University Institute of Lisbon, and Erasmus University Rotterdam, to deliver a unique multidisciplinary and cohesive approach to the art & cultural heritage field.
  • Each member of the Consortium brings world-leading expertise in key aspects of collections history, the art market, art and heritage law and cultural heritage management and economics.
  • Successful students will be awarded a multiple degree by four of the contributing universities (UofG, ISCTE, UL & EUR) and a Professional Certificate from IESA
  • 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, volatile and growing field worldwide.
  • Mobility within Europe and beyond is built into the curriculum with opportunities to experience work placements in a range of private and public art and cultural institutions.
  • Guest lectures are provided by leading academics and professionals from the art market, museums and other heritage organisations.
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in an optional summer school. Summer school partners include the University of Turin in Italy, and the Hunterian Museum at University of Glasgow, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
  • Winter School Partner, TATA Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai will focus upon museums and heritage, the art market and cultural tourism operating in one of India’s major business and cultural centres.
  • Access to language learning opportunities are also available throughout the two year programme.

Programme structure

The programme is structured around a series of mobility periods across two years where you study at a combination of partner universities, taking a mix of core and optional courses. Teaching is delivered via a mix of lectures and seminars, with guest lectures and opportunities for work placements. The final mobility period will be spent at one of the partners under the supervision of a team from at least two universities.

The programme also includes an optional two-week summer school in years 1 and 2. Successful students will be awarded a multiple degree (four parchments) by all the consortium partners.

Core courses

Semester 1 (Sept-Dec): Lisbon University/ISCTE: Arts Management and Markets 

  • Art markets: structure and dynamics
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Management Foundations

Online: University of Glasgow: Art & Cultural Heritage in a Globalised World.

Semester 2 (Feb-June): IESA, Paris: Two Study Tracks: either Collecting in Art & Cultural Heritage or Managing the Cultural Heritage of the Future, including:

  • Digital Marketing and Communications
  • Collecting and Heritage Histories
  • Project Methodology, with either:
  • Arts Market Law OR Museum and Heritage Law & European Cultural Policy

Online: University of Glasgow: Interdisciplinary Methodologies in Art & Cultural Heritage.

Summer:  Summer School (optional)

Semester 3 (Sept-Jan):Erasmus University Rotterdam: Two Study Tracks: either Economics of Heritage, or Tourism & Heritage, including:

  • Cultural Economics Perspective and Research Workshop, Social Sciences, with either:
  • Economics of Cultural Heritage, or
  • Economics of Cultural Tourism

Online: University of Glasgow: Provenance and Restitution.

Semester 4 (Feb-Jul) (Glasgow, Paris, Lisbon or Rotterdam): Independent study, dissertation

Optional courses

There are a wide range of elective courses from each of the partners at Lisbon, Paris and Rotterdam.

These include Structure and Business of Contemporary Art Markets, Art, Museum and Heritage Law,  Appraisal and Evaluation, Museums in Context, Cultural Sociology of Tourism, Art History 1860-1945, Art History 1945 to today, Mounting exhibitions.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

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.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees for 2023-24

IntM

Fees for the 2 year programme:

UK/EU and non-EU programme countries 

  • Full time fee: £8,540 per annum or €10,217 per annum

All other countries

  • Full time fee: £16,640 per annum or €19,908 per annum

The fees charged to students reflect the fee and funding regime established by the European Commission in respect of Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programmes.  This means that, for this programme, fees paid by Programme Country students (EU, EEA [Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein] and ERASMUS associated countries [Turkey, FYR Macedonia, Serbia]) are the same as those paid by UK students.

The fees listed here cover tuition only. The 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. As the programme contains various mobility periods, students will need to cover their own airfares between each chosen partner.

Additional fees

  • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £370
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £350
  • Registration/exam only fee: £170

Funding opportunities

Beatrix Whistler and James McNeill Whistler Scholarship

The Beatrix Whistler and James McNeill Whistler Scholarships originate with an important collection of works by Whistler gifted by Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip to the University in 1935. Since then, and thanks to further gifts and acquisitions, the Hunterian has come to hold one of the two leading collections of Whistler’s work in the world and History of Art (SCCA) has become an international centre of expertise for the study of Whistler and his 19th century world.  

At her death in 1958, Miss Birnie Philip, Whistler’s heir and executrix, bequeathed the remainder of her art collection to the University, together with part of her residual estate for the purpose of establishing a scholarship scheme for students engaged in any branch of learning within the College of Arts. In 2019, the Whistler scholarships scheme was revised in acknowledgement of the continuing links between Miss Birnie Philip’s 1958 bequest of artworks and her wish to support student learning at the University. 

The Whistler Scholarships are open to students in all disciplines of the College of Arts. The award committee is willing to consider both individual applications AND joint applications (from up to THREE students). Innovative interdisciplinary work is particularly encouraged. However, students may only involve themselves in the submission of ONE application (individual OR joint).

The Whistler Scholarships cover travel and subsistence ONLY. However, in the case of Whistler-related proposals submitted under Scheme 1 additional funds may be made available at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee to cover research or other relevant expenses.

Banco de Mexico

The Mexican National Bank (Banco de Mexico) provides special loans for students who wish to undertake a programme of postgraduate study. The University of Glasgow in partnership with Bank of Mexico FIDERH is offering a fee discount to holders of a Bank of Mexico FIDERH loan. See the FIDERH website for further information.

Colfuturo Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia

The University of Glasgow offer discounts to all successful Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia (Colfuturo) scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

CONICyT (La Comsion Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica de Chile)

The University of Glasgow offers a 25% discount to all successful CONICyT scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) / FUNED Agreement

CONACYT offers a non-refundable scholarship, a monthly stipend and medical insurance of an approximate total of $20,000 USD (in the case of the UK, no medical insurance grant is given since students are already covered by the National Health System) The University of Glasgow offer a 30% discount to all successful CONACyT scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

Alumni Discount

In response to the current unprecedented economic climate, the University is offering a 20% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni, commencing study in Academic session 2023/24. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes. This discount can be awarded alongside most University scholarships.

Postgraduate Access Scholarship

The University of Glasgow is pleased to be offering Postgraduate Access Scholarships to support students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at the University. Applications are particularly welcomed from applicants who met any of our widening participation criteria, or equivalent, at undergraduate level. The value of each scholarship is £4,000 and they are for students undertaking a one or two year Taught Masters programme. For two year Taught Masters programmes, the scholarship is available in year one only.

Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund

The Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund is a charitable endowment which was established in 1868 by a Victorian philanthropist by the name of John Clark. He was a thread manufacturer and prominent citizen from Paisley. The fund is now governed by Rules laid down in a 1974 Scheme (as varied with the consent of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2013).

Please see the Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund for more information.

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

Entry requirements

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

 

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)

  • 7.0 with no subtests under 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 to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome)

  • 95 with minimum R 23, L 23, S 22, W 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, this includes TOEFL mybest.

PTE (Academic or Academic Online)

  • 68 with minimum 62 in all subtests.
  • 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.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

  • 185 overall, no subtest 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.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

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 UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form

International students

We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.

How to apply

For information on applications and to apply, please see the consortium website: 

Apply to programme (consortium website)

 

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