Creative and Cultural Industries Management
Faculty of Social Sciences
On this MSc you will learn the essential knowledge and critical skills you need to become a successful manager in the cultural and creative sector. You may also have the option to undertake an organisational project, giving you real-world work experience within a company.
The city makes this programme unique. Sheffield is a timely and exciting place to specialise in the creative and cultural industries thanks to its internationally renowned museums and galleries, thriving music scene, and one of the largest regional theatre complex outside London. The city regularly hosts high-profile exhibitions from prominent London galleries such as the V&A (the Victoria & Albert Museum). Sheffield boasts a vibrant design and digital quarter and has sent theatrical productions to the West End.
This programme provides general training in management with an emphasis on understanding and managing creative enterprises and cultural organisations. Students are encouraged to make use of Sheffield’s strong creative and cultural brands such as Museums Sheffield, Electric Works, Workstation, and Sheffield Theatres. Study visits to culture industry providers are an integral part of this programme; volunteering placements in the sector may also be available.
There are field trips and guest lectures from those working in the sector. You can also apply to base your dissertation on a project with a high profile arts organisation or event in the city.
Field trip costs
We recommend that you go on at least one of two organised field trips.
- The Management School will pay for travel and accommodation.
- You'll need to pay for food and drink. For each field trip, you'll need to provide a £50 deposit, which will be refunded after the trip.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
- Case studies
- Group work for collaborative learning
- Web-based discussion groups
- Individual assignments
- Group projects
- End-of-semester examinations
1 year full-time
The fact that my MSc is in the Management School was an additional reason: it was important to me that the course had high chances of employability and I wanted a business oriented attitude and knowledge.
Chiara Dalla Libera
MSc Creative and Cultural Industries Management (Italy)
Minimum 2:1 honours degree or an approved professional qualification.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
More scholarships and fees information can be found on the Management School website.
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Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.