What will I learn?

Combine critical understanding of the cultural industries with the development of key business skills.


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, organisation and operations of the cultural industries together with cultural policy frameworks and the unique professional roles and practices characterising cultural work. These studies are conducted in conjunction with modules concentrating on entrepreneurial creativity, launching new ventures and leading entrepreneurial growth. By advancing this range of knowledge and skills, the programme addresses the conditions, working practices, and challenges that define cultural industries and shape the work of cultural practitioners.

The course aims to:

  • provide you with a critical understanding of the characteristics, structures and 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
  • help you develop an ability to carry out financial analysis of a cultural enterprise
  • allow you to become fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of the cultural industries
  • provide knowledge of leading scholarship in the study of cultural industries
  • enable you to 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

Which department am I in?

Department of Cultural, Visual and Media Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,170.00 (US$ 24,973) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021


University Park Campus

University of Nottingham,


NG7 2RJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students offering a Bachelor's degree from an American university are welcome to apply for a Masters programme. For most programmes we look for a GPA of at least 3.0. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities or social sciences. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element). TOEFL (IBT): 100 (minimum 19 with 20 in Speaking).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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