MSc Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship

Nottingham University Business School

Program Description
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MSc Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship

Nottingham University Business School

Cultural industries play a vital role in modern societies. Bringing together perspectives from media and cultural studies with business studies, this programme combines critical understanding of the cultural industries with the development of key business skills. Modules examine the structures, organization and operations of the cultural industries together with cultural policy frameworks and the unique professional roles and practices characterizing cultural work. These studies are conducted in conjunction with modules concentrating on project management, creative problem solving, finance and accounting, marketing, and innovation management. By advancing this range of knowledge and skills, the programme addresses the conditions, working practices, and challenges which define cultural industries and shape the work of cultural practitioners.

Course details

This masters course is studied full-time over 1 academic year, or part-time over two or three years. A total of 120 credits of taught modules are studied in the Autumn and Spring semesters. In addition, a research project worth 60 credits is undertaken in the Summer period giving a total course content of 180 credits. The programme is run collaboratively between the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and the Business School.

The course aims to:

  • Provide students with a critical understanding of the characteristics, structures an operating dynamics of the cultural industries
  • Provide students with the skills to explore various models for the development of cultural and creative enterprises
  • Understand the importance of the cultural industries in modern societies
  • Develop an ability to carry out financial analysis of a cultural enterprise
  • Become fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of the cultural industries
  • Provide knowledge of leading scholarship in the study of cultural industries
  • Appreciate the interrelationships that exist between fundamental research and its practical application
  • Acquire the critical, analytical, technological and business background to enable students to make a significant contribution to the cultural and creative sector of the economy


The compulsory modules for this course have included:

Department of Culture, Film and Media

  • Cultural Industries
  • Cultural Policy
  • Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship Research Project

Business School

  • Project Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Innovation Management
  • Technology Arts and Business

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.

Entry requirements

Entrants will normally be expected to hold at least an upper second class honours Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences.

Other requirements

Language test results should be no more than two years old.


6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 25, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2018
1 - 3 years
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United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
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