University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Art, Law and Business

This Master's in Art, Law and Business is designed to explore the relationship between all three disciplines and to critically evaluate the processes and outcomes of this interaction. It will explore the specificity and dynamics of the Art Market(s) with in the current international economy.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. The applicant must show some aptitude for working with works of art, but a degree in History of Art is not required to apply for this programme; career changers from Law and Business are also encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Core Courses:
History of Art Lecture programme: history of art lecture programme; theory of art and culture seminar.
Art Business Lecture Programme: the art market(s); art institutions; auction process; art marketing management; art market evolutions.
Art Law Lecture Programme: contract i: the legal structure of an art transaction; contract ii: variation, breach and financial instruments; authenticity and expertise: legal principles; ownership, title and restitution; corporate law and regulation; restriction on the movement of art; taxation of art; intellectual property and freedom of expression.
Cataloguing Classes: single object catalogue and consignment report.
Placement: At Christie's Auction house.
Art Fairs: At least 3 international fairs during the period of study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Postgraduate admissions enquiries
Telephone number: 
0141 330 4515