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Access and admission

If you are a graduate or degree in:



The History of Art

The Humanities

The Educational Sciences



Social Psychology

Other studies from any programme related to the social sciences

Other studies related to heritage and local development 

It may also be of interest to...

Professionals in local administrations or who are involved in heritage management

regardless of their previous studies. 


This Master's Degree is also addressed

to any students

who would like to extend and apply previously acquired knowledge


This Master’s Degree builds on the training students will have acquired on a university degree course in order to provide them with the basic skill set they will require in a professional capacity or to conduct research.

The knowledge and tools acquired on this Master’s Degree have been designed for application to a specific field: the management of development in local contexts. It responds to the evidence that heritage has become the most innovative driving force behind local development. Given the future of this field, the number of career opportunities is constantly on the rise. This Master’s Degree also focuses on specific and practical matters as regards local development and the management of cultural heritage. It provides students with a broad skill set, as well as specific competences intended for the exercise of such careers as:

  • Museum curator
  • Cultural and natural heritage interpreter
  • Regional analyst
  • Cultural coordinator
  • Heritage teacher
  • Heritage management archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Regional and urban planner
  • Environmental technician
  • Tourism promoter
  • Tourist operator

.. and Research

This Master’s Degree enables students to take a research track, which is completed through the Postgraduate Degree Programme at the Faculty of Arts. Students wishing to follow the research track may join one of the UdL’s research groups.

Admission requirements - Access routes

Any candidate who has passed a minimum of 180 ECTS credits will be considered for admission.

Once applications have been submitted, a preliminary list of candidates will be drawn up. In any event, candidates must either provide proof of the qualifications they hold or demonstrate that they have passed the minimum number of credits required to gain access to the Master’s Degree.

For further information about the admission requirements, go to:

Candidate selection criteria

Once a preliminary list of candidates has been drawn up, if there are more than 25 prospective candidates the order of preference will be decided based on a number of standard criteria such as:

  • CV (academic records, university courses, language skills, professional experience, etc.).
  • Academic affinities (see the Academic recognition and credit transfer section).
  • Potential of candidates to join a research group and to pursue their studies by completing an innovative and well-defined project (members of the Faculty of Arts will be positively discriminated).
  • Personal reasons for joining the course expressed in a written report.
  • Place of residence, and the financial and personal situation of candidates (will only apply in the case of university placement programmes).

In the case of rejected candidates who wish to have their applications reconsidered or of a draw between candidates, they may be required to sit a level test or give a practical demonstration.