Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage: Research and Management (MPAT)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB

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Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage: Research and Management (MPAT)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB

What does it consist of?

The Cultural Heritage is a shared concept throughout Europe, which affects the material and immaterial witnesses of the history and culture of our societies. It has become a social commitment and one of the priority lines of states and trans-state institutions, as reflected in the legislation of European governments, in the normative actions of UNESCO and in the programming of ICOMOS, among others. .

The Department of Historical Sciences and Theory of Arts, of the UIB, has designed a Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage: Research and Management for the training of professionals in two preferred areas:

  • The management of heritage projects.
  • The investigation in patrimonial subjects.

Both respond to the needs and professional profiles demanded by contemporary society.

The Master creates a concrete professional profile linked to the management of matters related to cultural heritage in general. It trains specialists to promote quality tourism and sustainable tourism development linked to environmental cultural policies that respect the historical-artistic elements, history and collective memory.

The Master in Cultural Heritage: Research and Management is committed to the internationalization of its students through double degree agreements with the University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) and with the Russian University of Friendship of Peoples (URAP, Moscow). It also fosters contact with the workplace through mandatory external practices and tutored in private and public cultural institutions.

What will you learn?

The master's degree trains professionals specialized in research and heritage management, providing the student with instruments, techniques, knowledge and skills that value heritage as a factor of local development and priority social commitment.

  • Form specialists in the framework of the integrated conservation of cultural heritage.
  • Deepen the knowledge and study of cultural heritage.
  • It responds to the labor demand in terms of cultural heritage.
  • Form competencies applicable to the protection of cultural heritage.
  • It establishes links between cultural heritage and specific models of cultural tourism development.
  • Analyze and understand the relationship between cultural heritage and local development.

What can you do when you're finished?

The master's degree creates cultural heritage specialists capable of working (if you also have a previous affinity academic title) in different technical and training scales: heritage technicians, heritage managers, facilitators and socio-cultural and cultural tourism monitors, researchers of the heritage (both in the categories of furniture and real estate and in the various types: historical-artistic, anthropological, ethnological, documentary, archaeological, industrial, immaterial, etc.), specialists in cataloging cultural assets and heritage assets in general.

It helps to the labor occupation in different services and levels of the public administration (Culture, Tourism, Education, Urbanism, etc) and in private companies related to the cultural and tourist sectors.

Access to other studies and professional opportunities

After obtaining the master's degree, students can follow their research profile by enrolling in the doctoral program in History, History of Art and Geography (THAG), of the Doctoral School of the UIB. For this, it must meet a series of requirements, so its access is not guaranteed directly.

Structure of the studies

It is a master's degree of 120 ECTS credits to be completed in two academic years (60 ECTS credits / course), organized in four semesters (30 ECTS credits / semester).

The first three semesters are for teaching and the fourth for Internships and Master's Thesis.

There are 4 compulsory subjects and the rest electives, which the student will choose voluntarily or by modules, according to their training interests, professionals or researchers. All subjects are of 5 ECTS credits.

To obtain the degree, you must pass 90 ECTS credits in subjects, 20 ECTS credits in Internships and 10 ECTS credits in Master's Thesis.

Classes will be in the afternoon, three days a week.

The classes are face-to-face and compulsory.

Admission profile and admission criteria

Those interested in taking the master's degree will have to make a pre-registration that will be studied by the Academic Committee. Your criteria are:

  • Maximum number of admitted students: 60
  • Assessment of merits: formative, professional and researcher profile of the pre-registered.
  • Any other circumstance emanating from the regulations of the UIB and the Postgraduate Center.

Bachelor's degrees in History and Art History, and graduates in other branches of Humanities and Social Sciences will be able to apply for pre-registration.

The Academic Committee will take into consideration the assessment of previous merits: degree related to the profile of the master's degree and occupation or research related to the objectives of the master's degree, conditions that the student will have to specify and prove in the application for pre-registration.

The Commission will draw up a list of admitted and substitute students that will be submitted to the Graduate Commission.

Before formalizing the enrollment, the student may request the recognition of previous learning and its validation in credits. Graduates in History and Art History will validate a greater number of credits.

This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish

Last updated March 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
2 years
Full time
3,551 EUR
Price applicable to nationals of the Member States of the European Union and residents of the Spanish State
Spain - Palma, Balearic Islands
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