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Arts and Cultural Management

Full-time Art and design

Gain the key skills to work in the cultural sector, a thorough grounding in cultural policy and theory with practical management skills.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £6,590 for the course †
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • 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

How you learn

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.

Course leaders and tutors

Andrew Pollard
Andrew Pollard
Course Leader for MA Arts and Cultural Management and Senior Lecturer

Andy is a practising curator and has staged exhibitions all over the UK, including Yorkshire and St Ives in Cornwall. He was previously course leader of BA (Hons) Ar … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

Field trips

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.

Future careers

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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

UK students

Normally a degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent in any discipline. Professional qualifications and relevant experience will also be taken into account. All suitable candidates will be considered and may be offered an interview. 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 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.

EU and 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.


Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cultural Policy Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Culture And Identity Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation (Ma Arts And Cultural Management) Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Management Of Cultural Organisations Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Methods And Skills For The Cultural Sector Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £6,590 for the course.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course.

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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)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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