We usually look for applicants with:
- an upper second-class degree or above in a relevant area and/or two years' work experience in the creative industries;
- an understanding of the context of the creative economy; and
- the ability to explain why this course will be of value to them personally.
We also carefully consider non-standard entrants with relevant personal and work experience who can demonstrate their interest, commitment and ability.
A personal statement is the opportunity to tell us what drives your interest to study on this programme. All applicants should provide a personal statement demonstrating:
- their interest in the creative economy;
- a strong motivation to look beyond the boundaries of their discipline;
- their readiness to participate in a start-up; and
- a willingness to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
We normally invite all applicants for this course to an interview with the course director and/or the subject leader. For international students based overseas we will arrange for an interview via Skype.
Months of entry
Our Managing in the Creative Economy MA programme bridges the gap between creativity and business. This unique business degree programme enables you to combine specific creative practice and skills with a rigorous business education customised for the creative industries. It has been developed by academics and creative economy practitioners at Kingston Business School to help you respond to emerging trends and opportunities to realise value in the creative economy.
The programme is designed for individuals who come from creative industries, or have graduated in another discipline, including engineering and humanities. You will need a strong motivation to look beyond the traditional boundaries of your discipline, a readiness to participate in a start-up, and a willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary and experiential environment. You will work with students from all over the world and from different creative sectors. This diversity challenges you to think differently and exposes you to differing perspectives on creativity and business.
The programme now has nine generations of graduates and an active alumni network. Our graduates work in a range of creative and leadership positions ranging from freelance work in the creative sector, through to business ownership and employment in large innovative companies in the creative economy.
Work placement scheme
Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, the work placement is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.
Information for international students
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.
Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
Fees and funding
Please visit our website for information on: Fees and bursaries
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions team
- 08448 544971/+44 (0)20 3308 9928