This programme - MA in Culture, Policy and Management, has been designed in consultation with cultural policy makers and sector employers to develop the skills and knowledge you need to start of further a career in the visual arts, perfomance arts or museums and heritage. It aims to develop your critical understanding of the creative and cultural industries and enhance your skills to become a key player in the sector.
The modules are intensive and look at the specific topics relating to policy and management across the cultural sector. The course structure allows you to focus on your own area of interest in your course work and research, such as visual arts, performance arts or heritage.
Choose between three modes of study
In the first term of the course, you will develop an individual pathway plan within one of three modes of study. The three modes are:
This consists of two core modules, six elective modules and a 10,000- word dissertation.
Professional Placement Mode
Two core modules and three elective modules are followed by a placement within a cultural institution, organised with the support of tutors. The MA is completed by a 10,000-word dissertation.
Students complete two core modules, two elective modules and a further taught module on research practice, before conducting a 20,000-word research project in an area of study of particular importance to their career.
Create your own pathway plan
The MA Culture, Policy and Management pathways programme allows you to negotiate a course of study with tutors to support your own specific career aspirations.
The Programme may be taken full time over one year, part time over two years, or over a maximum of four years by arrangement.
We welcome a wide range of applicants including recent graduates as well as those with several years’ experience of working in the sector or beyond.
Participants are expected to have at least a good second class honours degree or equivalent. Many will have experience of subsequent professional practice.
Special consideration is given to applications from mature students without the required formal qualification.
All courses require a high level of academic work. Good spoken and written English is essential, at an overall IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the four categories.