The MSc in Cultural Studies and Entrepreneurship is a collaboration between the Department of Cultural Studies and the Nottingham University Business School. Its aims are to provide students with a critical understanding of cultural studies, its principles and practices, and with the skills to explore various models for the development of creative enterprises. Students aquire an understanding of the importance of the culture industry and market analysis while developing an ability to carry out financial analysis of a cultural enterprise. They become fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of the culture industry and gain knowledge of leading edge culture industry fields. They come to appreciate the interrelationships that exist between fundamental research and its practical application, and acquire the critical, analytical, technological and business background to enable them to make a significant contribution to today's cultural and creative sector of the economy.
The full-time MSc in Cultural Studies and Entrepreneurship lasts 12 months and is divided into two semesters, and a summer period, with students taking two modules per semester. A research project is then completed over the summer and submitted in September. Part-time students complete the programme within 24–36 months. The 120 credits of taught modules include the following:
Modules may include: • Creative Problem Solving • Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice • Finance and Accounting • Innovation Management • Marketing for Entrepreneurs • Project Management • Research Methods • Science, Technology, Arts and Business • Working in the Culture Industry
Teaching for the MA programme takes place during the day but we do our best to accommodate the needs of part-time students. Taught modules are assessed by a 5,000-word assignment and students also submit a 20,000-word dissertation. There are no examinations.
Written coursework encourages the development of a wide range of analytical tools and transferable skills. The course also provides students with a high degree of awareness of the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of the culture industry, ¨preparing them for careers in the cultural and creative sectors of the economy.