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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Gain a strong knowledge of the creative industries and its evolution as a force to globally empower economic and social development. Our MA lets you explore tensions, organisations and issues that emerge from cultural industries. You will learn how processes interact at a local, regional and world levels.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

During this programme you will develop an understanding of how cultural goods are produced and consumed.

You will learn how global cultural trade flows are uneven and why there are consequences for local and national development.

Our programme gives you a unique chance to critically approach economic and social aspects of global culture and it transformation on a global and local scale.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Arts (MA)

Who is this course for?

If you want to sharpen your knowledge, widen your perspective and increase your impact in the cultural and creative industries, this MA is ideal.

You might be aiming to work in government or international organisations concerned with creative industries, or in the creative economy regionally or transnationally.

It is also suitable if you are focused on a career in a specific creative industry such as film, music or art.


This Global Creative Industries MA prepares you for employment or further academic study in the global cultural world.

You might seek a career in transnational and regional institutions of governance such as international organisations, government administrations, development agencies or global trade bodies.

A range of diverse professions are open to you when you graduate. These can span from the music industry to intellectual property, or from development to investment.

You might consider positions including:

Policy analyst
Corporate Social Responsibility manager
Programme evaluator
Community relations manager.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,170per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 97 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    133 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.52 70%



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