A leading university, a world-class academy for the arts, two centres of culture.
As an international programme you will have all the advantages of two homes, one in London at the Royal Academy and one in Maastricht at the School of Business and Economics, with all the benefits of facilities in both, as well as a range of international study trips throughout the year.
The Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts in housed one of the grandest 17th-century mansions in central London, which stretches from Piccadilly to Bond Street in Mayfair. For its 250th anniversary year in 2018, the RA opened an extended campus with state-of-the-art teaching facilities and dedicated educational spaces, including a 250-seat lecture theatre and the Wolfson British Academy Room, especially designed for small group teaching and learning.
Throughout the year the Royal Academy hosts an enormous range of high profile social and cultural events. Students will have access to a selection of exhibition openings and VIP events, which include some of the most coveted events in the British art-world calendar
Established along with the Academy in 1768 to serve the needs of its members and Schools students, the RA Library is the oldest institutional fine arts library in the United Kingdom. It has significant collections of books and other material relating to British art and the history of the Royal Academy, its Academicians, Schools, exhibitions and collections since the mid-18th century.
The John Madejski Fine Rooms
The five Fine Rooms in Burlington House date back to the early 18th century. They include the Saloon, which boasts a six-metre-wide ceiling painting by William Kent; and the Reynolds Room, where in 1858 Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace first presented their ground-breaking ideas on evolution, later made famous by Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre
New for 2018, the lecture theatre builds on the RA’s heritage of rigorous and lively debate. This magnificent double-height space, with over 250 seats, allows us to share our artists and scholars with the world. Original clerestory windows provide a spectacular day-lit space, brought to life with a continuous programme of events including lectures, debates, film screenings and concerts.
Wolfson British Academy Room
This historic room with its ornate domed plaster ceiling was the main Representatives Room when 6 Burlington Gardens was home to The British Academy from the 1920s onwards.
Located in Burlington Gardens, the room was designed by Edwardian architect Arnold Mitchell in 1929 and carefully restored as part of the RA250 redevelopment of the Royal Academy. Supported by the Wolfson Foundation, the British Academy Room now serves as a dedicated home for RA Academic Programmes and is the ideal space for small-group and peer-based learning.
The Burlington House Main Galleries have hosted blockbuster exhibitions for over 100 years, including the annual Summer Exhibition and recent successes like David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture, Ai Weiwei, Painting the Modern Garden and Charles I. The Sackler Wing of Galleries gives us the space to explore artists like Richard Diebenkorn and Giovanni Battista Moroni, while new galleries in Burlington Gardens present works from our Collection, by RA Schools students and contemporary Academicians.
The Academicians' Room
Our club room in the Keeper’s House began life in 1883 as an architectural gallery, before becoming the favourite haunt of the Academy’s artists as a private members club. The room has now entered a new phase in its rich history, with a fresh look by the renowned Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Students on the Executive Master receive membership of the Academicians’ Room for the duration of their studies.
Maastricht is a vibrant university town in the southern Netherlands, nestled between Belgium and Germany at the heart of Europe. It is notable for its medieval architecture, with Gothic churches and picturesque cobbled old town bordering the banks of the grand Maas River. The university’s modern educational facilities, including libraries, classrooms and lecture theatres and student areas, lie behind historic façades. The university and town pride themselves on their international, multilingual and diverse community of students and residents, which welcomes people from around the world.
School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics includes state-of-the-art spaces specially designed for postgraduate studies. There is a student lounge with 30 computer places in the basement, two rooms each with 41 computers for educational activities or free use and a Learning and Resource Centre with 33 computers, all designed to facilitate research and analysis.
Registered students can use the University Library, which is located close to the School. The UL is accessible seven days a week and is open until midnight during exam weeks. It contains a constantly updated collection of over 500,000 books, mostly international volumes. It provides workstations for up to 840 people, audio-visual units and language training areas. Remote access to all electronic academic content is important, especially for the part-time executive EMACL students. Electronic databases, documents and journals and links to important internet sites can be accessed from home through a VPN link.
Situated in the heart of Europe, UM Campus Brussels aims to function as a Maastricht University establishment in Brussels where individuals and groups can work, meet colleagues, exchange experiences, and organise events. Students on the Executive Master in Cultural Leadership will study their Art law module at the UM Campus Brussels.
UMIO is the professional development branch of Maastricht University. Its home is the School of Business and Economics (SBE) and its programmes and projects connect professional postgraduate initiatives across UM faculties to address the multidisciplinary challenges that many professionals and organisations face.
UMIO provides high-quality learning trajectories and conducts cutting-edge research, serving individuals and organisations by generating perspectives that advance management knowledge and practice.