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International/EU: £14,895 or £16,095 (with work experience) for the course
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- Study UK and international arts funding models
- Learn the impact of heritage and regeneration policies on regional and national identity
- Discover the benefits of arts engagement in education, health and prison settings
- Investigate how issues of diversity are played out in museums
Creative UK membership
We are members of Creative UK, which means our art and design students are also members until they graduate. With 10,000 members in its network, Creative UK represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries, advocating on the issues that matter the most to creative communities.
View our students' work
View our gallery of student work and learn more about the exciting projects they've been working on this year.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
You learn through
- short lectures
- guest speakers from the arts sector
- study visits to important cultural sites
- working on a management project in partnership with Museums Sheffield and other arts organisations
- seminar activity
- discussion of reading
- online reflective blogs
This approach allows you to build your knowledge and skills and grow in confidence, becoming a more critical and independent learner. You will be prepared for the challenge of the final dissertation and, furthermore, for the demands of further study or cultural sector employment.
Take a look at the department's Instagram to see what innovations and creations our students have been working on.
You are supported to secure voluntary work experience with a range of partner organisations. These have included Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Industrial Heritage Museums, Sheffield Theatres, Site Gallery, the National Caribbean Heritage Museum and several festival producers.
You have the opportunity to go on study visits to vibrant cultural centres such as: Glasgow, Liverpool, Hull, Leeds and Manchester (some additional costs apply). These visits are complemented by visiting lectures from a range of well-established sector professionals from the visual and performing arts, heritage and community arts sectors.
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Hull 2017 UK City of Culture
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- The Royal Armouries, Leeds
- Sheffield Industrial Museums
- Birmingham BE Festival
- The Poetry Company, Sheffield
- The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
- English Heritage
- Utopia Theatre
- Hepworth Wakefield
- Yorkshire Artspace
- Balbir Singh Dance Company
- Freelance Arts Consultancy, Arts Project Management, Arts Education
- Art Works Gallery
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
Most of our teaching is conducted in a classroom, with equipment and facilities to promote vibrant discussion and collaboration. You will also have access to excellent facilities and learning resources outside the classroom, including social and breakout spaces to encourage peer learning, and our excellent Library and Skills Centre.
Normally a degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject. Professional qualifications and relevant experience can also be taken into account. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below this level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Arts Management In Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Critical Issues In Culture||Credits: 30||
|Module: Media, Arts And Communication Masters Dissertation / Project||Credits: 60||
|Module: Research Methods And Skills For Media, Arts, Arts Management And Global Communication||Credits: 30||
|Module: The Context For Culture||Credits: 30||
|Module: Postgraduate Placement||Credits: -|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 for the course without work experience placement or £10,820 with work experience placement.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,895 for the course without work experience placement or £16,095 with work experience placement.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF, 261.2KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.