Taught course

Arts, Enterprise and Development

University of Warwick · Centre for Cultural Policy Studies

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd-class honours degree or equivalent. Designed for those seeking careers in development, arts and social projects and organisations, NGOs, charities, policymaking bodies or running their own arts or social enterprise. Fluency in English is essential: English language test IELTS 7 required

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Arts, Enterprise and Development examines how the arts are increasingly used in policy interventions to stimulate social economic change and growth. It takes a critical approach to understanding the dominant theories of development in an international context and its role in achieving local and global sustainability. You will also consider the pragmatic realities of cultural and social enterprise and develop new models and entrepreneurial approaches for a range of development contexts – urban or rural poverty, ethnic or religious strife, war, corruption, or even terrorism.

You will complete 2 Core Modules, 3 Option Modules from the full list of option modules available and a Major Project (dissertation). All modules are examined by coursework assessment.

You may study full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

Information for international students

You will join a diverse cohort of 25-30 students. Fluency in English is as you will be required to participate in practical classroom activities including group work and presentations. Pre-sessional courses and in-sessional training and academic support are available.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The Centre for Cultural Policy Studies offers a limited number of fees only scholarships. Other sources of funding include the AHRC, University of Warwick scholarships and other scholarships available to international students (please see the fees and funding page on the Centre's website for more details)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120

Course contact details

Paula Watkins or Jonathan Vickery, Admissions Tutor
44 (0) 24 765 28424