Taught course

Arts and Cultural Management

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Creative Arts

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject area, or experience of the professional, commercial, or subsidised arts sector, which may include (but is not limited to):

- Freelance artistic facilitation or practice
- Producing (independent, venue/organisation)
- Arts marketing or arts/culture specific administration
- Grant development and fundraising

Months of entry


Course content

As a creative person, you love arts and culture, and understand why they are important. You'll have seen the benefits of creativity to people, places, and communities first-hand, and know that a creative career is viable, essential, and valuable.

You may be at the start of your career, or perhaps you've already begun to establish yourself as a practicing artist, independent producer, arts manager, or freelance creative. However you are looking to develop your practice and skills, expand your networks, and use your creativity to create change, this course has been designed to provide the tools for you to succeed.

Created with input from artist practitioners, independent producers, cultural business leaders, and leading arts organisations, this course provides opportunities to grow your creative entrepreneurialism, and to meet with industry professionals from across the UK and beyond.

We've worked alongside nationally significant organisations such as UK New Artists and Threshold Studios to develop our curriculum and so industry connections and live briefs are hard-wired into the programme. From the start of teaching, you will be meeting and talking to professionals from across the sector, working in a variety of roles and contexts. You will have opportunities to hear directly from potential employers and specialists, and receive bespoke advice to support your own career trajectories through our Professional Practice Clinic.

Based on the beautiful Brayford Pool Campus, and with significant professional and public engagement with Lincoln Arts Centre and the Barbican Creative Hub, (opening 2024), this programme can help you to take your ideas further and create your own opportunities for success.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:


For further advice on IELTS and the support available, please contact the International College by email at internationalcollege@lincoln.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details