Postgraduate Degree Management of Museums and Heritage

Type of programme
Postgraduate degrees
between 04-10-2021 and 15-07-2022
€160.00 / ECTS x 21 = €3,360.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2022-2023 academic year.
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The management of museums, monuments and cultural heritage requires professionals to have specific knowledge related to the conservation, documentation, exhibition and dissemination of museum collections and cultural heritage. However, along with this, it is also essential that professionals are familiar with cultural management work processes: administering financial resources, designing and programming projects, marketing and communication strategies as well as the legal issues related to museums, heritage and intellectual property.

Cultural managers who are specialised in museums and cultural heritage should identify the potential of their heritage-related resources and combine this, on the one hand, with the needs and background of the potential audience, and, on the other hand, with the human and financial resources available to them, with the aim of designing policies and dissemination programmes for heritage which contribute to the cultural, social and economic development of the community which they find themselves in. 

This programme is taught in Spanish.

Prospective students

It is aimed at graduates who are already working and wish to enhance their knowledge in key areas of cultural management.


Study programme and subjects 2021-2022

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Cultural Marketing Type: OB Term: First term ECTS: 3
Tools for Managing Culture Type: OB Term: First term ECTS: 3
Cultural Communication and Information Type: OB Term: Second term ECTS: 3
Legal Aspects of Arts Management Type: OB Term: Second term ECTS: 3
Exhibitions: Management and Curatorship Type: OB Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Management of Cultural Heritage Type: OB Term: Third term ECTS: 3
Management of Visual Arts Type: OB Term: Third term ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Admission criteria

While all candidates who meet the access route requirements will be considered, acceptance will be determined based on the following criteria:

  • University degree and transcript of records
  • Professional and academic CV (previous experience is not compulsory, but it will be valued)
  • Motivation letter

Reservation and enrolment

In order to reserve a place on the course, candidates who have received an official letter of admission must make an initial payment for the amount of 20% of the total postgraduate's degree fee (576 Euros).

The rest may be paid after the enrolment process.

For further information:

Application Process Deadlines for 2020-2021

Fourth call for applications

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 7 May 2021
  • On-line interviews with preselected candidates: between 17 and 21 of May 2021 (Only if required)
  • Communication of results:  24 May 2021
  • Deadline to book a place:   7 June 2021

Fifth call for applications

  • Deadline for submitting documents: June 7, 2021

Sixth call for applications

  • Deadline for submitting documents: July 9 2021

Important: Only if there are places available in June/July 2021, we will open an extra admission call. Therefore, the earlier you complete the admission application process, the greater opportunities you will have of getting your place. Remember that to apply for admission you can do it while you are completing your undergraduate studies, it is not necessary to wait until June / July once you have finished the final exams


  1. What are ECTS credits?

    ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits are the units used to quantify all the activities the students carry out during the learning process: theoretical and practical class hours, study hours, seminars, homework, work experience and projects, exam preparation and exams or other tests. Each ECTS credit is equal to 25 hours of work.

  2. What is the difference between the Master’s Degree and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Management?

    The University Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona has a heavier course load and workload. As a result, it provides a more comprehensive overview of cultural management and also includes a Final Master’s Degree Project and work experience.

    The postgraduate degrees, thanks to their reduced format, are a great option for people who work and study or who are taking other courses. They are intended for students with a bachelor's degree, undergraduate degree or diploma, who are currently working and who wish to further their knowledge of key aspects of cultural management. The subjects that make up the curricula of the various postgraduate degrees are also part of the Master’s Degree curriculum.

    The University Master's Degree in Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona is an official postgraduate qualification adapted to the regulations of the European Higher Education Area. Postgraduate degrees are, throughout the EU, specific to the universities that teach them.

  3. Do the postgraduate degrees include external job placements? If not, can students do a job placement by paying the cost of the credits?

    UIC Barcelona does not offer postgraduate students the opportunity to do job placements. Nor may they pay the cost of the job placement as if it were an additional subject.

  4. As a postgraduate student, will the subjects I take be recognised if I switch to the Master’s Degree?

    If a postgraduate student wishes to switch to the Master’s Degree, acceptance of their application will depend on the date on which the change was requested. Students may not enrol in the Master’s Degree if more than one month has passed since the start of the academic year.

    Although the postgraduate students take the same subjects as the master’s students, these subjects may not be recognised in the Master’s Degree curriculum as the postgraduate degree is not an official qualification.

  5. Can I take master’s degree subjects even though they are not part of the postgraduate degree?

    Although the postgraduate students take the same subjects as the master’s students, not all Master’s Degree subjects are included in the postgraduate programme. As a result, postgraduate students may not take Master’s Degree subjects that are not part of the postgraduate programme.

    Students interested in taking a Master’s Degree subject that is not part of the postgraduate programme may enrol in the subject as “Continuing Education”. All subjects may be taken as “Continuing Education”.

  6. As a postgraduate student, can I take part in the Master’s Degree visits and activities?

    The academic programmes of both the University Master’s Degree and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona provide students the opportunity to take part in joint study visits and trips to cultural institutions and facilities.

    Both sets of students will also attend joint lectures by industry experts.