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MA Arts and Cultural Leadership and Management

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Carlisle - Brampton Road

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

Building on your own previous experience and background, either from your studies at university or beyond, the programme will expand and develop your creative leadership skills.

Designed and delivered in close collaboration with leading regional arts, cultural and creative organisations, the programme provides you with the theoretical framework, appropriate skills and practical experience to meet the challenges of working in your chosen field within Arts, Cultural and the Creative Business sector.

We encourage applications from as wide a range of backgrounds and specialisms as possible. The course can also be tailored to suit people already working in the sector who wish to gain experience in leadership and management, or to accelerate career development.

Course summary

This programme aims:

  • To deepen and extend knowledge and understanding of Arts Management in the 21st Century and other modes of creative enterprise, through a detailed consideration of a range of texts and cultural activities
  • To encourage confident experimentation in, and sophisticated understanding of, critical theories and scholarly debates, especially in the field of arts, heritage and the creative industries
  • To encourage students to work independently as scholars in the field of arts, culture and creative industries, and to present their work in a coherent, reflective and sophisticated manner
  • To develop advanced subject specific and transferable skills, including high-order conceptual, literacy, communication, and research skills of value in graduate employment or for students planning to progress into doctoral research.

Graduate destinations

This course can lead to art, culture and creative related professions such as arts management, theatre management, a range of creative SME’s, curation, museum management, etc. The course can also support students wishing to go on to study at MPhil/PhD level.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,800per year

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

University information

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    110th out of 123 6

    74th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    112 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    116 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%


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