Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.
Months of entry
About the course
Sheffield may be one of the best places in the UK to take a course like this. The percentage of people working in the creative industries here is much higher than the national average. We have the best theatre scene outside London, the largest independent cinema, and galleries with links to the Tate and the VandA.
This course provides general training in management with the emphasis on understanding and managing creative enterprises and cultural organisations.
There are field trips and guest lecturers from the industries. You can also apply to base your dissertation on a project with a high profile arts organisation or event in the city.
An MBA can help you change direction or progress faster within your organisation. A specialist MSc can take you into a particular field of management such as human resources, finance or marketing. You might be inspired to set up a company of your own.
How we teach
We teach management from a truly global perspective, and our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.
We’ll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research.
We bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.
The perfect learning environment
Sheffield University Management School moved to a newly refurbished building in 2013. Close to the Students’ Union, Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, these high-quality facilities are designed to stimulate study and the exchange of ideas.
The School is Triple Crown accredited, placing it in the top one per cent of business schools globally. Courses are also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, as well as specialist institutions including the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Institute of Consulting. For more about accreditation see our website.
- Introduction to the Creative and Cultural Industries
- Critical Theories and Concepts in the Creative and Cultural Industries
- Cultural Marketing
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Research Methods
Examples of optional modules
Four of the following:
- Managing Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites
- Fundraising Management: sponsorship, philanthropy and the state
- Managing Creative Brands
- Managing Festivals, Events and Creative Performances
- Music Management: Strategic Planning for Music Business Clients
- Music Management: Staging Music in Theory and Practice
- Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship
Field trip costs
We recommend that you go on at least one of two organised field trips.
- The Management School will pay for travel and accommodation.
- You'll need to pay for food and drink. For each field trip, you'll need to provide a £50 deposit, which will be refunded after the trip.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 3376