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MA Cultural Policy Management

City University London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 24 months Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4845.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Inform policy and practice and design your own learning on a programme that has been a pioneer in defining the cultural landscape for over four decades.

This programme is all about customising your learning so you can become a competent professional ready to start, continue or change your career. On completion of the course you will be able to evaluate and integrate the theories and practices of culture, policy and management.

The student experience runs through everything we do, from the structure of the course itself to our discussions and tutorials. The curriculum was developed with support from an advisory group that includes senior figures from Arts Council England, the Barbican, Shakespeare's Globe and the V&A. This means your learning is attuned to the latest insights from the sector.

Inform policy and practice and design your own learning on a programme that has been a pioneer in defining the cultural landscape for over four decades. This programme is all about customising your learning so you can become a competent professional ready to start, continue or change your career. On completion of the course you will be able to evaluate and integrate the theories and...

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Course Content

With 50% core and 50% elective modules, you can choose which specialisms you study from the first term onwards. This means you can design your own course and determine your direction right from the start. This flexibility offers our MA students the freedom to shape their future.

The MA is structured around a spine of four core modules taking place in the autumn and spring terms – culture, cultural policy, managing organisations and Introduction to research. The MA culminates in a 13,000 - 15,000-word dissertation (running through the spring and summer terms), which students complete by the end of August.

Core modules

  • Culture (15 credits)
  • Managing organisations (15 credits)
  • Cultural policy (15 credits)
  • Introduction to research (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Elective modules

  • Audiences and marketing (15 credits)
  • Digital cultures (15 credits)
  • Fundraising in and for the cultural sector (15 credits)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Cultural Industries’ (15 credits)
  • Professional placement (15 credits)
  • Public culture: diversity, equality and activism in the cultural sector’ (15 credits)
  • Understanding financial accounts and entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Celebrity (Sociology) (15 credits)
  • Communication, culture and development (Sociology) (30 credits)
  • International Organisations in Global Politics (International Politics) (15 credits)
  • Designing Interactive Media (15 credits)
  • Globalisation and Identity: Culture, Race and Difference (15 credits)
  • Creative Cities (15 credits)
  • Mediating Gender and Sexuality(15 credits)

With 50% core and 50% elective modules, you can choose which specialisms you study from the first term onwards. This means you can design your own course and determine your direction right from the start. This flexibility offers our MA students the freedom to shape their future. The MA is structured around a spine of four core modules taking place in the autumn and spring terms...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Northampton Square

Full Time, 12 months

September, 2020

£9690.00

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Classroom

Northampton Square

Part Time, 24 months

September, 2020

£4845.00

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Entry Requirements

You will need, as a minimum:

  • a lower second class honours degree or equivalent
  • an understanding of your country's cultural and creative sector and some relevant experience - this could be as an intern or volunteer.

Other suitable qualifications

We understand that many of you will have work experience or professional practice. Special consideration is given to applications from mature students without the required formal qualifications and those wishing to make a career change.

If your first language is not English, you will need to achieve one of the following English language test scores:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with 7.0 in the writing component).
  • Cambridge Proficiency grade C or above.
  • Evidence that the medium of instruction for their first degree was in English.

Your English test should have been taken in the last two years.

English language programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

  • Academic English
  • Pre-sessional English

 

You will need, as a minimum: a lower second class honours degree or equivalent an understanding of your country's cultural and creative sector and some relevant experience - this could be as an intern or volunteer. Other suitable qualifications We understand that many of you will have work experience or professional...

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