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MSc Media, Management and the Creative Industries

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This innovative and dynamic course develops an understanding of the business framework of the media and creative industries and the global environment in which they operate. It uses the academic and professional expertise of QMU’s staff in the worlds of journalism, film, music, entertainment and social media, while giving students access to training in management and financial literacy through the University’s dedicated Business School.

This course is particularly aimed at those interested in the media and creative industries, business startups. advertising, festivals, marketing, PR and media relations. The only such degree in Edinburgh, it makes use of a range of visiting industry figures alongside core department staff, and gives students the opportunity to progress their career in a European capital with a wealth of opportunities in the cultural sector, creative industries and the digital economy.

Why QMU?

Our academic staff are actively engaged in media industries research and current debates in analysis of the creative industries.

  • There is a wide choice of modules across media, arts, management, business, enterprise and management, allowing you to choose a pathway that reflects your own interests.
  • You will study in the world-renowned international city of Edinburgh, home of the world’s largest annual arts festival.
  • There is a distinctive emphasis on new media technologies and emerging media platforms and how these have disrupted and changed the media and creative industries.

Course overview

Combining key theoretical and applied components, the course will offer you a strong critical understanding of contemporary media and creative industries.

Our teaching staff produce world- renowned research and engage globally with media industries practitioners and organisations.

Exit awards

MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

Teaching, learning and assessment

This MSc is designed to put you at the centre of your learning by using a range of teaching and assessment approaches that take into account your individual interests, abilities and ambitions. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and online activities.

Assessment varies across the course. Modules typically require essays, reports or project work of 1,000-5,000 words and a final 12,000-word dissertation.


This master’s course develops skills relevant to a range of positions within a wide spectrum of media and creative industries in areas such as media production, journalism, public relations, advertising and media relations.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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

University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

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