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Music Management

Department of Music, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

We combine theory with live projects to give you a real taste of what it takes to succeed in music management. The course brings together experts from our music department and management school, and from the creative and cultural industries.
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Course description

Taught by the Department of Music and the Management School, our programme allows you to specialise in your areas of interest while gaining insight into the principles and strategies of management across the creative industries. It’s suitable for those looking to launch a management career in the music industry and for music creators wishing to enhance their prospects of success. As the music industries are rapidly changing, private and public sector organisations are looking for graduates who can bring a high degree of flexibility and critical insight, which are transferable skills that are taught throughout the programme.

Sheffield is a city with a thriving music and cultural scene, so practical work is embedded within the course to allow students to gain skills and an understanding of working for local and national arts organisations.

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Modules

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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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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.

Teaching

Lectures, tutorials and graduate study days. Projects may include students undertaking consultancy and promotions work with national partners.

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Assessment

 Assessment takes a variety of forms such as reports and essays.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component. 

Degrees in other related subjects may be acceptable depending on your background.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

University funding and scholarships opportunities are available each year. Please check the department funding webpages for music specific scholarships. Department scholarships details are released in the January prior to the start of your course.

Funding information on the Department of Music website

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

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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.

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