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Master's Degree in Libraries and Heritage Collections

Universitat de Barcelona
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
Barcelona
Spanish
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Master's Degree in Libraries and Heritage Collections

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Master's Degree in Libraries and Heritage Collections

The master's degree Libraries and Heritage Collections is a blended program of 60 credits that provides professional training in the management and treatment of cultural assets in the form of bibliographic materials and documents. The master's degree is offered every two years and includes compulsory work placements, which are designed to assist students in finding employment, as well as a final project in the field of heritage.

The master's degree focuses on the management, treatment, dissemination and promotion of heritage. The aim is to train professionals who can master the processes and techniques of information creation, analysis, management and evaluation. The role played by heritage centres in knowledge dissemination has turned heritage into an essential element of European cultural policy. Bibliographic and documentary heritage is a key aspect of this policy and demand for accessing and consulting heritage assets continues to grow.

The master's program takes an interdisciplinary approach and is open to degree holders with various qualifications. The training adopts a broad view of cultural heritage so that professionals and graduates in a wide range of disciplines will find the degree beneficial.

The program is also available in Catalan. 

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

This master's degree is intended to train specialists who can take charge of the management, treatment, dissemination and promotion of cultural assets in the form of bibliographic materials and documents, develop projects and evaluate products and services related to heritage collections

The general objectives focus on training professionals who are able to apply new information and communication technologies to older resources, specialized libraries and special collections, and who are flexible in their ability to carry out projects in heritage management, dissemination and promotion, while adapting new norms and procedures and creating shared and consistent standards for the description, safeguarding and dissemination of heritage on a European scale.

Additional objectives include the mastery of processes and techniques employed in the creation, analysis, management and evaluation of information in different media and formats for the utilization of end consumers, including reference services in libraries and online support services. For these cases, students will examine the characteristics of users of these products and services, professional ethics and the national and international legal framework.

Tuition

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Career paths

Career opportunities for professionals in bibliographic and documentary heritage are diverse: different heritage centres; libraries with special collections and records; personal, business or historical archives; and businesses in management of heritage collections and cultural projects.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...


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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya
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