Taught course

Arts and Cultural Leadership

University of Southampton · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or above, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Through the MA Arts and Cultural Leadership, you will engage with a diverse network of partners to understand and shape the role of arts and culture in society.
You'll examine international perspectives on arts and cultural management and leadership to explore:
  • ethical decision-making
  • governance
  • organisations and roles
  • marketing
  • fundraising
  • audiences
  • project management and evaluation
The course is balanced between collaborating with external partners and working independently to pursue questions and methodologies relevant for your research and career specialisms. Based in a vibrant and creative art school environment, you will have access to digital resources to develop academic and professional skills.

Information for international students

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/funding/postgraduate.page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44(0)23 8059 5000