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.
What is an Official Master’s Degree?
An Official Master’s Degree is a postgraduate qualification that is valid throughout Spain and in all European Union countries that are part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). To gain access, participants must hold an undergraduate degree, diploma or equivalent or bachelor’s degree awarded under the new higher education system.
The University Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona is an official postgraduate qualification that has been adapted to European Higher Education Area regulations and whose quality has been evaluated by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU Catalunya) and the Spanish National Evaluation Agency for Quality and Accreditation (ANECA).
What is the difference between the Master’s and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Management, Museum and Cultural Heritage Management and Cultural Industry 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.
Is work placement compulsory? Can I have my professional experience recognised?
Work experience is one of the pillars of the University Master’s Degree in Cultural Management’s curriculum, as it facilitates students’ integration into a company or cultural institution, enables them to apply the knowledge they acquire during the academic year and helps them develop the professional competences required of a cultural manager.
Work placement is compulsory. It is worth 12 credits and is equivalent to approximately 250 / 300 practical hours, which may be completed during the academic year or over the summer (before the end of November). In Spain, work placement is usually unpaid.
Do I need to speak Spanish or Catalan to do work placement in Catalonia?
The official languages of Catalonia are Catalan and Spanish, though the vehicular language of public institutions is primarily Catalan. UIC Barcelona recommends that you have knowledge of and learn both languages. Students interested in doing work placement in Catalonia must acquire at least a B2 level of Spanish between October and January of the year they take the Master’s Degree. Otherwise, the coordinators of the University Master’s Degree in Cultural Management will be unable to guarantee you a work placement agreement in Catalonia.
UIC Barcelona, through the Institute for Multilingualism, offers both on-site and online Spanish and Catalan courses outside the Master’s Degree timetable.
If I enrol in the Spanish edition of the Master’s Degree, can I still choose optional subjects from the Master’s Degree in English and vice versa?
Students may choose three optional subjects, regardless of whether they correspond to the Spanish or English edition. These subjects may not be chosen in the event they occur on the same date and time.