Taught course

Arts Management, Policy & Practice

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Humanities

Entry requirements

A First or good Upper Second Class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent), normally in a relevant Humanities or Social Science area. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate experience and/or significant understanding of the professional issues surrounding arts management and/or practice. Mature applicants with evidence of substantial prior professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre for Arts Management works closely with staff in Music and Drama and in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, the course enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and practice of arts management; to gain an insight into the professional opportunities in the creative and cultural sector; and acquire direct experience of the many areas of arts management. The programme has a strong practical, hands-on element, while offering a solid theoretical grounding, exploring cultural policy in its historical context and encouraging critical engagement with the philosophical, political, social and economic imperatives informing contemporary practice.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain: Overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
00 44 (0)161 275 0322