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Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Management Music Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Course description

Taught by the Department of Music and the Management School, this 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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This module provides a general introduction to academic skills in music, assisting with the transition to PGT study, with particular reference to : (1) accessing library resources (2) critically evaluating academic literature (3) developing feedback literacy (4) understanding employability skills and career opportunities (5) reflective writing skills (6) understanding the wider field of music research beyond their discipline. These skills are taught in the context of five Graduate Study Days which the students attend alongside the rest of the graduate community.

Tuition fees

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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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.