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International Cultural Policy and Management (MA) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-W4PM
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MA
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


International Cultural Policy and Management MA trains your professional & managerial skills in policy-making roles for this growing field. Investigate current issues and themes with expert guidance at Warwick's Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies.


This course invites you to engage with the growing importance of culture in a range of policy contexts, preparing you for the diverse managerial challenges of careers in the cultural sector. Taking the international dimension of cultural policy and management as its starting point, the programme draws on experiences and examples from around the world. In addition, it gives you the skills needed to anticipate future developments. You will engage with the practical realities of cultural and managerial practice and critically reflect on the real-world examples you encounter. Investigating current issues, themes and developments in cultural policy will enable you to develop your research skills.


Core Modules

  • Major Project
  • Cultural Theory
  • International Cultural Policy

Optional Modules

You will also complete three optional modules from a list available to all taught Master's students within the Centre.

Previously, these modules have included:

  • Developing Audiences for Cultural Organisations
  • Managing Cultural Organisations
  • Museums and Heritage
  • Understanding Cultural Work
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Creativity for the Cultural Industries

As one of your three options, you may also choose an Applied Management module such as Placement and Case Study. This gives you the opportunity to apply your learning in situ or in practice related contexts.


Teaching
You will learn in an international environment through interaction with academic experts, guest speakers and industry practitioners. The core modules are taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and student-led presentations and discussions. These sessions are complemented by self-directed learning and access to resources and activities in a virtual learning environment. Depending upon your selection of Option Modules you will also have the opportunity to apply your learning in a professional context.

The course is designed to facilitate participation and critical self-reflection. The course will enhance your research, writing and communication skills through guided and autonomous reading, group projects, presentations, case studies, reports, critiques and assignments that may require engagement with audio-visual technologies.

Contact Hours
Typical contact hours range between 6 to 10 hours each week for core teaching – this excludes additional workshops, research seminars and guest speaker sessions.

Class Sizes
There are between 25 - 30 students on each of the four taught Master's courses.

Assessment

  • All coursework
  • Written assignments come in a variety of forms: essays, case studies, evaluations, reports, proposals, portfolios and business plans
  • Group presentations and tasks, team building exercises, and creative and practical projects
  • A major project (written dissertation of 12,000 words) on a research topic of your choice

Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional course cost
For all MA courses, the cost of two bound copies of the major project will amount to £25 and field trips or off-campus assignments are estimated to cost between £100-£200, although this will depend on which option module has been chosen or the nature of a project or placement undertaken for an applied management module.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work in television, film, theatre, museums, art galleries, events, festivals, communications, data analysis, research, PR, publishing and have even set up their own businesses. They have gone on to work for employers including: Acacia Avenue, Barclaycard, BBC, British Embassy, Bankside Films, The Economist, EMEA, Facebook, Fox Networks Group, Global Influencer, ‘Squared’ at Google, The Academy of Urbanism, OVO, Penguin Random House and Sky.

Our School has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Discovering Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Careers in Radio Film and Television
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • A history and DIY Guide to setting up and running a Theatre Company

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.