Taught course

Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime

University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or non-UK equivalent in archaeology, criminology, art history, museum studies, sociology, anthropology, law, politics or fine art; however, we accept applications from students from all disciplines.

Months of entry


Course content

Delve into the shady market for looted and stolen cultural objects. By combining cutting-edge research from the fields of criminology, archaeology, art history, heritage studies, and law, via discussion of compelling case studies, you can explore the criminal networks that operate in the area of art crime.

This is your unique opportunity to find out what can be done to protect our heritage and preserve our culture for future generations to enjoy.

Not only is this the only online art crime and illicit antiquities research programme currently available, its also the first university-accredited postgraduate degree offered on this topic.

Learn from leading academics in this field, who are members of the Trafficking Culture Project. This is the only academic research group devoted to the study of the illicit trafficking of cultural objects.

Our programme is taught entirely online through pre-recorded lectures and optional real-time seminars, so you can enjoy maximum flexibility while having the infrastructure and peer interaction required to explore such challenging topics.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions