Taught course

Media, Management and the Creative Industries

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Media, Communication and Sociology

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree or equivalent OR significant work experience in media industries.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This innovative and dynamic MSc Media, Management and the Creative Industries course develops a strong critical understanding of the business framework of the media and creative industries and the global environment in which they operate.

The course combines key theoretical and applied components and will allow you to progress your career in a diverse range of positions in the creative industries. It is available full and part time with both September and January start dates.

Why QMU?

Staff expertise and industry input: You will be taught by teaching staff who produce world-renowned research and engage globally with media industries practitioners and organisations, as well as hear from a range of visiting industry speakers with expertise and experience of a range of media and creative industries. Availability of individual industry professionals can vary from year to year, but a typical core module programme can include guests from the music industry, film, journalism, broadcasting, online content creation, and media regulation. This range of voices from both the academic world and media industries ensures the contemporary and future relevance of this degree for students who wish to develop their knowledge of a range of fascinating and rapidly changing industries.

Tailor your studies: 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.

Location and opportunities: This course is unique in Edinburgh, a European capital city and home to the world’s largest annual arts festival. Being in Edinburgh provides access to a range of career opportunities in the cultural sector, creative industries and the digital economy.

Reflective of current trends: 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.

Access to facilities to support your future career: You will have access to our on-campus Business Gateway and Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) that together provide business incubation spaces for student-led or graduate-led start-up companies. These offer: desk space, a QMU business address, meeting facilities, media content creation and editing facilities, Business Gateway support and advice, a profile for your company on the QMU website, support with marketing materials and access to entrepreneurial networks within QMU and other universities (including Enterprise Campus, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Sporting Chance and Converge Challenge).

Information for international students

International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score below 5.5.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)131 474 0000