The master’s degree in cultural heritage management (GLPC) was created in 2000. The intention is to give a professional qualification for future managers of museums, cultural services in local or state administrations, castles and other heritage sites… It is also intended for cultural local civil servants who want to study again to gain a recognized qualification in their career.
The first year of the master focuses on teachings about law and management needed for future civil servants of local administrations and some teachings are common with other public law master’s degrees. Some hours on history of art are given to the students who want to follow the GLPC courses the second year.
The second year gathers teachings of management and law in the cultural sector (archeology law, heritage protection, urban law, public management and public accounting, European funds, procurement contracts) with general knowledge (history of cultural heritage, cultural politics), and specific skills (landscape and natural heritage, heritage conservation, cultural mediation and publics studies, marketing and tourism). Some conferences on very technical topics (copyright, inventory methods, inventory software…), exercises and practical cases and cultural field visits complete the courses.
During the first year of the Master’s degree (M1) the external internship is optional for students. During the second year of the master (M2), the internship or apprenticeship is compulsory for all students of the master. This internship begins at the end of the courses and lasts between at least 3 and 6 months. Some credits are given to it and to the report written by the students