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MA Arts and Cultural Management

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Cultural Studies Arts / Culture Administration

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Study UK and international arts funding models
  • Learn the impact of heritage and regeneration policies on regional and national identity
  • Discover the benefits of arts engagement in education, health and prison settings
  • Investigate how issues of diversity are played out in museums

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You learn through

  • short lectures
  • guest speakers from the arts sector
  • study visits to important cultural sites
  • working on a management project in partnership with Museums Sheffield and other arts organisations
  • seminar activity
  • discussion of reading
  • online reflective blogs

This approach allows you to build your knowledge and skills and grow in confidence, becoming a more critical and independent learner. You will be prepared for the challenge of the final dissertation and, furthermore, for the demands of further study or cultural sector employment.

Future careers

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Hull 2017 UK City of Culture
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • The Royal Armouries, Leeds
  • Sheffield Industrial Museums
  • Birmingham BE Festival
  • The Poetry Company, Sheffield
  • The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle


The Context For Culture (30 Credits) - Core
Research Methods And Skills For Media, Arts, Arts Management And Global Communication (30 Credits) - Core
Media, Arts And Communication Masters Dissertation / Project (60 Credits) - Core
Critical Issues In Culture (30 Credits) - Core
Arts Management In Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Postgraduate Placement - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Normally a degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in any subject. Professional qualifications and relevant experience can also be taken into account. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more