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Year of Entry 2019/20
MA

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: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2019
January 2020

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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

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This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

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.

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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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

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'.


Modules

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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cultural Policy Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Culture And Identity Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Management Of Cultural Organisations Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media, Arts And Communication Masters Dissertation / Project Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Methods And Skills For Media, Arts, Arts Management And Global Communication Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 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

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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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