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The MA in Art Law and Arts Management Programme is being offered by the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University. The programme aims at exploring and highlighting the functional interdependence between art law and arts management. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the legal, financial and political considerations and the corresponding regulatory approaches implemented in Europe and elsewhere concerning the creation of digital works of art, the art trade, the operation of the markets concerned, the function of intellectual property law at the EU and international level, the protection of cultural heritage and protection against unlawfully acquired works of art. The programme adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and is addressed to graduates of various academic backgrounds, including law, economics, political science, history of art, philosophy, etc., who wish to specialize in the interrelation between art, law and the economy.

We aim at providing candidates with:

  • the specialized legal, financial and cultural background to pursue a successful career in academia and research, private organisations that commercialise works of art, museums, art collections, law firms practicing in the field or public sector organizations involved in the management, legal protection, re-claiming and supporting works of art;
  • legal and financial expertise on the operation and management of art markets (including sales of works of art, art portfolio management, art auctions etc.);
  • in-depth knowledge on the national and international legal framework on national heritage, monument preservation, art loans or archaeology laws;
  • intellectual property law expertise within a globalized art market;
  • insights on those fields of law (constitutional, civil, penal etc.) affecting the legal protection of works of art.

The courses are taught exclusively in English. The academics teaching on the programme come from universities both abroad and in Greece.

Key facts
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Start date: October 2023

Application deadline: 30 September 2023 or until places are filled

Campus: Thermi, Thessaloniki

Duration/Mode: 1,5 years full-time or 2,5 years part-time / weekends (distance learning mode)

Taught language: English

Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree from a recognised University

Language requirements:IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), TOEFL (IBT, 95 and above) or TOEIC (745 and above) score, or a recognised by the Greek State certificate of proficiency in English of C1 level

Fees: 3,000€ (total)

How to apply: Please follow the instructions at the applications page

Programme announcement: ENG | GR

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Aikaterini Stavrou
MA in Art Law and Arts Management
’After having incorporated into its context a major number of international law experts mandated to indicate the legal, cultural and, inevitably, economic considerations upon the issue of the globalized art market, this challenging and demanding postgraduate program has managed to build for us, i.e. its current international students, a unique and innovative vocation – specialization; a specialization based on the different perspectives arisen with regard to the crucial issue of art as creation, ownership and transactions.

Who can apply

To be considered for the programme, candidates are required to have:

  • an undergraduate degree from a recognised University
  • proof of English competence [a recognised certificate of proficiency of C1 level, recently acquired IELTS (academic 6.5 and above), or TOEFL (IBT, 95 and above) or TOEIC (745 and above) score]

Course content

The core courses

First Term

Second Term

The elective courses

The programme offers a choice of electives which represent a rich variety of subject areas. Participants choose two of the following modules (one in each term):

The Dissertation

In the third term, students choose a dissertation topic relevant to the courses of the MA in Art Law and Arts Management programme. The topic is chosen by the student with input and advice from a faculty member, who acts as the supervisor, working closely with the student. The dissertation is an individual 10,000-word paper of original scientific work, which upon completion is submitted for examination and approval by a three-member committee chaired by the student’s supervisor. After the submission of the dissertation the student must present the dissertation to the three-member committee.


Τhe duration of the programme is three terms; the first two are taught and the third is dedicated to the Master’s dissertation. The courses are taught over weekends, twice or three times a month, while the written examinations take place on Fridays, at 17:00 pm. In order to be awarded the MA degree, students must complete a total of 90 credits.

This involves taking:

  • First term:
    • Five core courses (30 credits)
  • Second term:
    • Two core courses (18 credits) and
    • Two elective courses (12 credits)
  • Third term:
    • Master’s Dissertation (30 credits)

The Academic Faculty

  • Asst. Prof. Komninos Komnios, Assistant Professor at International Hellenic University
  • Prof. Irini Stamatoudi, Faculty of Law, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dr Fotios Papathanasiou, General Manager B&M Theocharakis Foundation for Fine Arts and Music
  • Dr. Themis Veleni, Art History, Ph.D., Cultural Organizations Management, MSc Art History, MA
  • Dr. Anna Chrisohoidou, Ph.D. Private International Law, Law School of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Dr Venetia Argyropoulou, Ph.D in Financial and Investment Law, Tilburg University Netherlands, Academic Scholar IHU

Fees & Financing


The programme fees for the MA in Art Law and Arts Management is 3.000€ . The amount is payable in two instalments for the full time mode or in four instalments for the part time mode at the beginning of each semester. The fees are also eligible for financing through LAEK – OAED programme.


If you have been accepted to a postgraduate programme, you will need to make a payment of the deposit of 500 Euros to secure your place. This amount will count towards the first instalment of your tuition fees. The deposit is non-refundable once you have commenced your studies at the IHU. Prior to that, a refund can be made but a 20% administrative fee will be retained. The deposit can be paid by bank transfer or bank draft. Credit card payments can be made through electronic banking (contact your Bank as handling fees may apply).


The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics offers a number of scholarships for the programmes it offers, covering a significant proportion of the fees. These scholarships are competitive. Award criteria include the quality of the first degree, the undergraduate grades of the candidate, his/her command of the English language and overall profile. Candidates for scholarships should include a separate letter with their application documents in which they request to be considered for a scholarship, stating the reasons why they think they qualify.

Programme announcement – Admissions

Next MA in Art Law and Arts Management class starts in October 2023. Interested parties are invited to submit their application by 30 September 2023 or until places are filled, by following instructions at the applicatios page.

Programme announcement: ENG | GR


The MA in Art Law and Arts Management takes place in the facilities of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University in Thermi-Thessaloniki.


Postal address:
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
Department of School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics
University Center of International Programmes of Studies
14th km Thessaloniki – Nea Moudania 570 01 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: +30 2310 807 521/564/565