MA Music Management


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  • Study in a city with an active and extensive music scene

  • Combine theory with live projects that give you a real taste of what it takes to succeed in Music Management

  • Work with organisations like Sheffield City Hall, Music in the Round and Showroom Cinema

  • Directed by record label founder Neil McSweeney

  • Supported by Management School staff, including experts in creative and cultural industries marketing

Prepare to be one of the next generation Music Industry leaders with this prestigious, personalisable degree. Taught across the Department of Music and the Management School, our programme allows you to specialise in your areas of interest while gaining wider insight into the principles and strategies of management across the creative industries. Suitable for those looking to launch a management career in the music industry and for music creators wishing to enhance their prospects of success.

You can choose modules in management practices (finance, marketing, entrepreneurship) and specialise in several areas of arts management (festival management, music branding, audience development, arts funding) giving you the chance to develop an independent programme tailored to your needs ensuring your final dissertation project can be used to take you to the next level.

Practical work is embedded in our programme and we have close working relationships with a range of arts organisations including Music in the Round, Tramlines Festival and many others in a city with a thriving music and cultural scene. A range of exceptional facilities and opportunities will support your learning, including rehearsal, performance and practice spaces. The University of Sheffield Concerts Series provides opportunities to get actively involved as an intern or volunteer in staging events, and we support a local and international placement scheme.

As the music industry rapidly changes, private and public sector organisations are looking for graduates who can bring a high degree of flexibility and critical insight. The University of Sheffield's Music Management MA provides you with the essential knowledge, skills and experience needed to be a future leader in this environment.

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Student feedback:


“Excellent presentation of lectures, good facilities, very interesting modules!”


“[There is an] informal atmosphere, constructive yet critical learning atmosphere, very good discussion and guidance”