Entry requirements

Months of entry


Course content


This innovative programme will appeal to anyone who wants to progress a career in the art and heritage business area. It is designed for you if you have a background in either history of art or business. You are not expected to have knowledge of both disciplines prior to entry.

The taught MLitt in Art and Business is designed around the excellent resources available at the University of Aberdeen to support your study. Through the study of both art in situ and contemporary business theory and practice, you will gain a first hand experience of the art market place. Options provide training in art historical, business and museum methodology. The course is delivered as a collaboration between leading commercial professionals and academics.

Industry Links and Careers

The programme allows for interactions with practising professionals in the art and heritage world including Hauser and Wirth, White Cube, Christies, the Barbican Arts Centre, The Royal Collection Trust, Weiss Gallery, The Scottish Gallery, Kincardine Castle, Drum Castle, Natoinal Trust for Scotland, Taylor's Auction Rooms and Aberdeen City Heritage Trust.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • We offer a great variety of learning experiences outside the university within art houses, heritage and collections which you experience from galleries to stately homes and auction houses visiting national museums in Edinburgh, Glasgow, The British Museum, National and Tate Modern plus extensive collections in the Shire.
  • You learn the essentials of art and business from start ups to charitable trusts to connoisseurship

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

School Administrator
+44 (0)1224 272890