Taught course

Music: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University of the West of Scotland · School of Creative and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are either an undergraduate qualification or prior experience in music, the performing arts, art and graphic design, media, film, business or any of the creative industries although it is not confined to these areas. Please note double diploma students studying at the Harris Institute, Toronto may be able to enrol at preferred partner rate for this course.

Months of entry


Course content

Aimed at those who are passionate about music and who want to set up their own music-related business, this unique MA/Diploma/Certificate in Music:Innovation and Entrepreneurship from University of West of Scotland is the first of its kind in the UK .
Get your music-related business off the ground with our JAMES accredited Masters course and make the most of our industry connections with major and independent record labels.
Traditional modes of thought in relation to many aspects of the music sector are now obsolete and larger, institutional processes have been superseded by more technologically democratic ways of conducting business. The rise of the ‘new artist model’ which places emphasis upon commercial autonomy by artists and practitioners within the music sector has also created the need for the development of a new music business skillset which this course addresses.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12-16 months
part time
24-36 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
5 months
part time
Variable months

Course contact details

Alan McCusker-Thompson
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)