Taught course

Culture and Creative Enterprise

Institution
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree or equivalent International: Students whose first language is not English are required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Since the late 1990s governments and policy makers have increasingly recognised the importance of the contribution of culture to economic growth and other social benefits. Although culture is often associated with big firms and institutions most of the activity in the sector tends to be small scale. That is particularly true at the creative and enterprising phase of cultural processes. Therefore understanding the dynamics of the creative phase is essential for people who wish to contribute to the production of culture, and for the development of the cultural sector more generally. The course emphasises the importance of change and unpredictability for the growth of the creative and cultural sector and locates that in broader social, economic and political processes.

The key aims of the programme are to deliver a qualification that:
- explains the contribution of the cultural and creative sectors to innovation, enterprise and employment;
- develops practical skills for the development of ideas into cultural and creative projects, enterprises and businesses;
- investigates the challenges and issues affecting the cultural and creative sector at an individual, national and global level;
- critically examines the political, economic and social dimensions of the cultural and creative sectors and
- provides an opportunity for students to collaborate with each other and with academic staff, and to connect with cultural and creative professionals from across the public and private sectors.

The course is designed for students who wish to develop and combine practical and intellectual skills at masters level. It will enable you to work individually and in small groups and require you to take initiative and responsibility for your individual development. The course is delivered by staff with both practical and research interests in the creative and cultural sector, including digital media production, theatre and performance, costume design, radio, popular music, contemporary art, culture industry and economy, cultural policy and management. It is supported by guest staff from both the public and private sector to provide the additional benefit of experience and insight.

The MA will particularly interest those who wish to develop careers in the cultural and creative sectors. A degree or background that is related to the creative and cultural sector is relevant to be considered for admission but we welcome applications from graduates from other disciplines who can demonstrate that they have the relevant experience and motivation.

Information for international students

International: Students whose first language is not English are required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0. Funding Information for International Students: Visit the International section of the website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,500
International students
£11,500

Home - full-time: £4,000

Home - full-time, dissertation: N/A

Home - part-time: £440 per 15 credits

Home - part-time, dissertation: N/A

International - full-time: £11,000

International - part-time: £1,200 per 15 credits

International - full-time dissertation: N/A

International - part-time dissertation: £2,260

Distance learning: < N/A

Fees information: Home fees MAY be funded for a limited number of places still to be confirmed for 2017 entry. These places if approved would be open for applicants domiciled in Scotland and the European Union. For further information and guidance on eligibility criteria, please refer to the SAAS webpages . PLEASE NOTE SAAS DOES NOT PROVIDE THE FUNDING FOR THIS COURSE - the eligibility criteria however is the same.

Applicants who wish to be considered for one of these funded places should submit their postgraduate taught application form as normal (click on the ‘apply now’ button on this page). Funding is not available to students wishing to study part-time.

The funding is for tuition only. You must also be ordinarily resident in Scotland on the relevant date. We will not normally treat you as being ordinarily resident in the UK and Scotland if your main purpose in coming here has been to receive full-time education and that you would have otherwise been living elsewhere.

Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.

Course Fees:
Visit the Fees section of the website. -
Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.

Sources of Funding:
Visit the Funding section of the website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Jeremy Valentine
Email
jvalentine@qmu.ac.uk
Phone
0131 474 0000
Fax
0131 474 0001