Postgraduate taught 

Managing Art & Cultural Heritage in Global Markets IntM

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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 Berlin State Museums, the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Hunterian, University of Glasgow.
  • 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:

  • Digital Marketing and Communication and Sociology and Cultural Mediation, with either
  • Emerging Markets and Globalisation and Structures & Business of Contemporary Art Markets, or
  • European Policy and Cultural Heritage Management and Financing Culture: Creating sustainable institutions for the future.

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.

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 2021-22

IntM

International:  

  • £13,833 per annum

Home:

  • £6,833 per annum 

EU:

  • The fees charged to EU students have yet to be finalised and will need to reflect the fee and funding regimes of the EU partners in the SFMRJ consortium.

The fees listed here cover tuition only. The University of Glasgow can only collect fees in Pound Sterling at the published GBP values. 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

Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only

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 sub-test under 6.5.
  • 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 (ib, my best or athome)

  • 95 with minimum R 23, L 23, S 22, W 24.
  • 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)

  • 60 with minimum 60 in all subtests.
  • 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.

Duolingo

  • 125 with 125 in 2 or more sub-scores including literacy and no sub-score below 115 for direct entry, 120 with no sub-score lower than 110 for in-sessional support, 115 for 5 week PSE, 110 for 10 week PSE, 105 for 14 week PSE, 100 for 18 week PSE.
  • Tests must have been taken within 1 year of start date.

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 academic year following sitting.

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 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.

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.

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