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.
The Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts is housed in one of the grandest 17th-century mansions in central London, which stretches from Piccadilly to Bond Street in Mayfair. Since the 18th century, the RA and prominent commercial galleries, dealers, auction houses and museums have made this area the beating heart of the London art world. From this unique vantage point, students will have access to a wealth of art, events and exhibitions.
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 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.
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.
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.