Master (MSc)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2018
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 3379/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 3379/2011/AL01 de 14-01-2015 / R/A-Ef 3379/2011/AL02 de 08-08-2019
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in English
Teaching Type In person
This program, entirely taught in English, aims to offer an academic specialization which fulfil the needs of the different organizations of the Art Markets. It seeks to develop students' skills of managing projects and investments, as well as of marketing, valuation and negotiation in the arts sector.

The Master represents an opportunity for interdisciplinary specialization with both theoretical and practical components which correspond to the requirements of a multi-faceted professional area. The MA in Art Markets is the fruit of a collaboration between Iscte and the School of Arts and Humanities (University of Lisbon), establishing the intersection of Management and Art History.

This program is rated in the 18th position among the Best Masters Ranking 2022 in the area of Art Market. This program is also part of the Erasmus Mundus consortium on Managing Art & Cultural Heritage in Global Marketsbringing together the expertise of five universities: Iscte, University of Lisbon, University of Glasgow, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts in Paris.

To attend to the strong international component of this sector two trips abroad are organized for the purpose of observing events relevant to international art markets, namely art fairs and/or biannuals.*

*Travel expenses not included.

This program is designed both for individuals already working in the art markets as well as to recent graduates from different areas of study, including Art History, Fine Arts. Law, Anthropology, Sociology, Conservation and Restoration, Management and Economics.

Director(s) message

Alexandra Marques Fernandes

Since its creation in 2007, this master's has contributed to the training of many professionals working in the art markets in Portugal. As directors of this program we are proud in seeing our former students working at auction houses, galleries, antiques galleries, artists' studios and museums, signifying that the value of our academic offer is recognized by this industry.


General information

2 years
Teaching Type
In person
2023-12-18 00:01 - 2024-01-31 17:00
2024-02-01 00:01 - 2024-03-20 17:00
2024-03-21 00:01 - 2024-05-15 17:00
2024-05-16 00:01 - 2024-07-10 17:00
2024-07-11 00:01 - 2024-08-28 17:00
1.stYear 3000.00
2.ndYear 1500.00
1.stYear 3500.00
2.ndYear 2000.00
* Information for 2024/2025
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
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