MSc Creative and Cultural Industries Management

Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

Triple Crown accreditation means we meet the high standards of three of the world's most prestigious accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. This puts us in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide.

We teach business management from a truly global perspective. Our staff and students come from all over the world. And our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.

About the course

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

Sheffield may be one of the best places in the UK to take a course like this.

The percentage of people working in the creative industries here is much higher than the national average. We have the best theatre scene outside London, the largest independent cinema, and galleries with links to the Tate and the V&A.

Of course, we maintain close relationships with the key players. Visits to various organisations are an integral part of the course. And many of our students volunteer in the sector.

The course, which includes field trips and guest lecturers from the industries, provides general training in management with the emphasis on understanding and managing creative enterprises and cultural organisations.

When you graduate, you'll also qualify for the Chartered Management Institute's Advanced Diploma in Management

Core modules

  • Introduction to the Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Critical Theories and Concepts in the Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Cultural Marketing
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Research Methods
  • Managing Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Fundraising Management
  • Sponsorship, Philanthropy and the State
  • Managing Creative Brands
  • Managing Festivals, Events and Creative Performances
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Choose one from:

  • Arts Fairs, Festivals and Exhibitions
  • Heritage, Place and Community
  • Music Management Environments


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Group work for collaborative learning
  • Web-based discussion groups


  • Individual assignments
  • Group projects
  • End-of-semester exams
  • Dissertation

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Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Managment

Key facts

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Your career

This specialist MSc is designed to prepare you for a career in the sector. But the fundamental skills you'll learn will be valuable in any kind of organisation.

How we teach

We'll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research.

We bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.

Triple Crown accreditation

The School is Triple Crown accredited, placing it in the top one per cent of business schools globally. Courses are also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, as well as specialist institutions including the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Institute of Consulting.

The perfect learning environment

The Management School moved to a newly-refurbished building in 2013. Close to the Students' Union, Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, these high-quality facilities are designed to stimulate study and the exchange of ideas.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

T: +44 (0)114 222 3376