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Postgraduate - Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection



Minimum Education


Subject Areas

  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Arts
  • Criminology
  • International Policy & Diplomacy
  • Law

Cost in US$:


Program Fees Include:

Tuition costs for ten to eleven courses each summer with leading experts in the fields of art and heritage crime and protection. Program Fees also include admission to the largest international Art Crime conference held annually in conjunction with the postgraduate program.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 3

Scholarships are Available

Each year, ARCA also awards a small number of partial scholarships—available in the form of tuition remission—for promising students with financial need and superior academic credentials who might not otherwise be able to attend. These awards in the past have generally averaged between $500-$1200 USD per student and are awarded mid March each year after the closure of the application period as this helps us to understand the total needs distribution so that we may assist as many students as possible.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home