Postgraduate taught 

Managing Art & Cultural Heritage in Global Markets IntM

Student with museum artefacts

Please note: this programmes will not be recruiting for 2022-23

The 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 the five contributing universities at the end of the two-year programme.
  • 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.
  • Summer School partners include the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Hunterian, University of Glasgow. *Please note that not all summer schools will run every year and are subject to change at the discretion of our consortium partners.
  • 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
  • Foundations of Accounting & Finance

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:

  • Collecting and Heritage Histories
  • Digital marketing and Press Relations
  • Museums, Art and Heritage Preservation, Law and Policy
  • CSR and Cultural Heritage

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 2022-23

IntM

International:  

  • £15,333 per annum

Home:

  • £8,100 per annum 

EU:

  • £9908

The EU/EEA fee value reflects the difference in fee status at the EU partners in the MACHGM consortium.

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 2022/23. 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.

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.

Flywire Charitable Foundation Academic Scholarships

The Flywire Charitable Foundation is offering 8 scholarships to students for the coming academic year. The scholarships are across the following themes: global health, global citizenship, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Please see Flywire Charitable Foundation Scholarships for more details.

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)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome)

  • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

PTE (Academic or home)

  • 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

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

  • 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months, combined scores from 2 tests sat within 6 months of each other can be considered.

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

  • Undergraduate degree from English speaking country (including Canada if taught in English)
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from English speaking country
  • Undergraduate 2+2 TNE degree taught in English in non-English speaking country
  • Masters degree from English speaking country
  • Masters degree (equivalent on NARIC to UK masters degree) taught in English in non-English speaking country.

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

To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

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

Documents

As part of your online application, you also need to 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)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

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 carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
  • 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.

Reference: Please provide one reference. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. If you already have a copy of a reference on letter headed paper then please upload this to your application. If you do not already have a reference to upload then please enter your referee’s name and contact details on the online application and we will contact your referee directly.

Application deadlines (self-funded students)

  • International applications (non-EU): 30 May 2022
  • Home / EU applications: 30 May 2022

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