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MA Creative Industries and Cultural Policy

Course Description

Course Duration:

Full-time (Sept start): 12 months
Part-time (Sept start): 24-36 months

Course Duration (Distance Learning):

Full-time (Sept start only): 1 year
Part-time (Sept start only): 2 years

The creative industries are vital for economic activity, and the industry needs practitioners who can understand how policies stimulate the growth of the sector and play a part in our contemporary identity.

This course seeks to aid students' comprehension and engagement with this sector. Students will assess the value of culture and creativity on a global scale, and to engage with public debate on related issues. Each student's mastery of existing theory will be developed and applied to understanding contemporary issues and contributing to current knowledge of the sector.


• Creative Industries and Cultural Policy (30 credits)
• Social Media as Culture (30 credits)
• Researching Creative Industries (30 credits)
• Research Methods (30 credits)
• MA by Dissertation (60 credits)

Employment Opportunities:

Upon successfully completing the MA Creative Industries and Cultural Policy, you will have developed knowledge and understanding of the creative and cultural industries, related issues and debates as well as how to make sense of these sectors and what they mean for contemporary economies and social life. Successful students will be self-motivated independent learners and thinkers who will have advanced and transferable skills in research, investigation and presentation.

You will have made a number of contacts and joined a number of networks whilst on the course and be ready to take your skills into the workplace. You will be able to develop the role you already have in the cultural industries, or embark on a new career in related sectors. Those students who aim for future academic careers will be well placed to pursue further research and collaborations.

Visit the MA Creative Industries and Cultural Policy page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Anyone undertaking this course must possess an upper second class bachelors degree or higher in a relevant subject area. It is advantageous to be able to demonstrate an understanding of research in the creative industries or cultural policy.We also welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. We therefore accredit prior experiential learning.

Course Fees

Please visit the Birmingham School of Media website for up to date tuition fee information

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