Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship MSc

 
  

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Qualification
MSc Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship
Duration
1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time
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.
IELTS
7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
University Park and Jubilee Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

Combine critical understanding of the cultural industries with the development of key business skills.
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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 one 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 you with a critical understanding of the characteristics, structures an operating dynamics of the cultural industries
  • Provide you 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
 
 

Modules

The compulsory modules for this course have included:

Department of Culture, Film and Media

Business School

For more details on our modules, please see the module catalogue.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding

If you choose to study with us, there are various sources of funding to which you can apply. Some are administered by the school, others by research bodies to which the school has links, and others by the University and central government sources. These opportunities are often specific to particular degree programmes, or to the fee-status of a student, so it is important to read all related information very carefully.

More information about funding can be found on the following web pages.

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies funding pages

University of Nottingham Graduate School funding pages

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school.

Conducting postgraduate work fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields.

This course provides the theoretical training required if you wish to pursue an academic career or progress to a research degree in the humanities or social sciences.

A postgraduate degree from an institution like The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training.

Average starting salary and career progression

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers.*

In 2016, 96.6% of postgraduates from the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £25,314 with the highest being £35,000.**

* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.

**Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

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. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.  

 
 
 
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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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