The cultural sector is expanding rapidly and many employers now seek a professional postgraduate qualification. This course is intended for cultural managers seeking further qualification in their field and for graduates from any discipline who want to develop professional and vocational studies at postgraduate level. It is suitable for those wishing to convert their career path from another discipline to cultural management.
The course covers specialist studies in the policy, strategy and management of cultural organisations, relevant to the needs of those who work in, and run, cultural organisations.
It offers flexible study through both full-time and part-time routes, with the opportunity for students to develop and apply their skills and individual interests within taught modules, workplace projects and research.
While encompassing basic management theory where relevant, the degree offers elements specific to the cultural sector which are not included within a conventional MBA.
This is an ideal course for those who want to work in the cultural industries
* visual arts
It addresses the current shortfall in sector-focused training and professional development for managers in cultural organisations, and arts and cultural provision. Students on the course have found employment in these organisations.
Modules * cultural policy
* current issues in cultural policy and management
* management of cultural organisations
* research methods and skills for the cultural sector
The degree is designed to enhance the careers of those already working in arts and cultural management. It also aims to develop specialist skills for graduates in varying disciplines intending to enter this expanding field.
There may be opportunities for research registration at MPhil/PhD level within the Cultural Research Institute.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.