MSc Cultural Management

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  • Objectives
    This programme aims to: · Engender a systematic and in depth understanding of management and the related functional areas; · Foster originality in the development of business organisations within the arts and cultural sector; · Use intellectual capacity in the analysis and interpretation of material and in the conduct of research inn the field; · Facilitate the acquisition of skills necessary to lead the sector in terms of strategy and planning; · Cultivate a professional attitude and develop skills to support his in communication, teamwork, project planning and personal development.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Conditions Candidates should have an honours degree or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years experience in this sector. Significant work experience may be recognised through Accreditation of Prior Learning, APEL, where qualifications are below the entry level. English Language Qualifications: Minimum IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550.
  • Academic title
    MSc Cultural Management
  • Course description
    This programme is uniquely designed to provide management development for those employed in the cultural sectors of arts, heritage and museums. Delivered through the medium of e-learning, this MSc in Cultural Management is also unique within the northern hemisphere.

    The programme was established in 1995, as a partnership between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the National Trust, the Northern Ireland Museums Council in collaboration with the University of Ulster. The course provides an opportunity to both reflect on, and develop skills in a range of management functions including marketing, management, finance and human resources. The content is placed within the context of international and national cultural policy and the service ethos of the public and voluntary sectors.

    Typical candidates are employed in the cultural sector and have a minimum of two years related experience. They are ambitious and interested in developing their career within the sector. They are looking for a course with academic rigour, that will underpin their professional experience and provide the opportunity to share knowledge and experience of good practice with other students.

    The programme provides participants the opportunity to study using web-ct and to work and learn from other cultural sectors to develop their understanding of a wide range of cultural organisations.

    The programme is modular in structure and available only by e-learning study mode. There are ten modules. The Master of Arts section consists of a dissertation development module and a research paper which is begun on successful completion, at an appropriate level, of the Postgraduate Diploma.

    All students register initially on the Postgraduate Diploma which is offered over two academic years with students registering in September each year. Students progressing to the Masters component are required to successfully fulfil the requirement

    Duration and Mode of Attendance

    The course is three years duration, part-time, with four modules of study per year in the first two years and the Research Project and the Dissertation Development modules to be completed in the final year. All modules are completed by distance learning.

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