Taught course

Global Creative and Cultural Industries

SOAS University of London · History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Entry requirements

SOAS has general minimum entrance requirements for registration for a postgraduate taught degree and these can be viewed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Over the past decades the creative and cultural industries have become the focus of a huge amount of research and critical debate. As digitisation transforms the media industries, from music streaming to on-demand TV, there has been an increasing recognition of the economic and cultural value of art, museums, video games and 'heritage'. This programme offers the unique opportunity to critically analyse these developments in a fully global context, across the full range of School of Arts courses in Media, Music and Art and Archaeology.

Students can tailor their studies to focus on particular regions, art forms or themes, choosing from the wide array of courses that reflect the unique regional focus available at SOAS, and gain access to world-leading experts on the music, culture and traditions of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Alongside critical analysis and regional expertise students can choose from a number of practical hands-on courses, in sound recording, podcasting and broadcasting, that will enable them to enhance their skill-set.

This course has been designed for those seeking to work in some capacity in the creative and cultural sector - either as an artist or producer, or in cultural policy, development or analysis. It also suits anyone looking to establish a research profile in Global Creative and Cultural Industries.

For further details, contact Dr Caspar Melville.

Email: cm54@soas.ac.uk

Information for international students

Information, including English language requirements, can be found here: International students

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment
+44 (0)20 7898 4700