Taught course

Culture, Policy and Management

City, University of London · Cultural Policy and Management

Entry requirements

You will need, as a minimum:

  • a lower second class honours degree or equivalent;
  • an understanding of your country's cultural policy;
  • and have some relevant experience - this could be as a volunteer.

Other Suitable Qualifications

We understand that many of you will have experience of subsequent professional practice. Special consideration is given to applications from mature students without the required formal qualifications and those wishing to make a career change.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students: If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The Culture, Policy and Management MA is for graduates who want to start or develop their career in cultural policy, arts management, and the creative economy. You will develop the knowledge, skills and values to enable you to inform policy and practice as an independent, self-determining and critical individual.

The programme has been developed in close consultation with key cultural institutions and professionals to shape a curriculum that responds to the demands of the sector. You can also undertake a six-week placement to practise skills acquired during the course.

Through your choice of modules and assignments you can shape the course around your interests, professional aspirations and choice of cultural sector.

EEA nationals have the opportunity to spend three months of the course abroad studying culture, policy and management at one of our European partner universities.

Information for international students

Please visit: International students

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time EU: £9,000 Part-time EU: £5,000 per year
International students
Full-time Non EU: £16,000 Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year

Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

PG Programme Administrator
+44 (0) 20 7040 8202