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Master in Management of Cultural Sector

Master in Management of Cultural Sector

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  • Programme title
    Master in Management of Cultural Sector
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Degree type
    Master 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Economics and business management
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Business management/Human and social sciences - History, history of art, and archaeology
  • Jury President
    Kenneth BERTRAMS
  • Jury Secretary
    Nathalie NYST



General information

Degree type

Master 120 credits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Business management/Human and social sciences - History, history of art, and archaeology

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

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In the artistic and cultural world in general, and depending on each student's own professional goals, we train graduates who can:

  • manage a structure or a project in a self-employed capacity,

  • work in a decision-making capacity within a public institution, a private organisation, or a large-scale project.

We prepare our students to work in a local or international setting, in one of the following sectors depending on their interests: performing arts, literature, plastic arts, cultural heritage, or tourism.


Contact with the cultural sector: many of the Faculty's professors, in addition to their activity within this Master, work in the artistic and cultural field in Belgium: museums, public cultural institutions, cinema, etc. ULB's location at the heart of Brussels, as well as the professors' close relationship with the cultural sector, helps our students get in touch with professional cultural organisations at the national and international level.

Access conditions


The main subjects of the Master in Cultural Studies and Management are: the management of cultural institutions and companies; knowledge of arts and culture; the sociology of arts and culture; marketing in the field of arts and culture; cultural policies; and law applied to artists and cultural organisations.

Particular emphasis is placed on management: in order to work autonomously and responsibly, students must have considerable knowledge of the subjects involved: art history, law, accounting, marketing, communication, etc. This is why classes are given by academics who are specialists of these subjects.

Practice is also important in this programme, which teaches about practical aspects of various professions:

  • valuable immersive work placements will put students in contact with all types of cultural institutions both in Belgium and abroad;

  • by attending seminars hosted by professors and assistants, and by working on their dissertation, students will have the opportunity to complete an artistic or cultural project, from design to implementation, whether alone or in teams.

The dissertation lets students develop a critical view of the cultural sector at a national or international scale, both in terms of management and public policy.

What's next ?


Professional prospects for graduates of the Master in Cultural Studies and Management are varied. The programme includes courses on management as well as on the critical understanding and promotion of cultural activities; it enables students to integrate easily into a vast network of institutions and companies. Graduates naturally find work in event planning (exhibitions, concerts, festivals, etc.), museum management and coordination, theatre and cultural centre management, and other sectors.