University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Cultural Policy and Management (Taught)

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Course summary

Our longest established course, the MA in International Cultural Policy and Management examines the relationship between culture and policy, looking at its growing importance at local, national and international levels. Investigating current issues with expert guidance at Warwick's Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies will enhance your professional and managerial skills for this growing field. Course overview This course invites you to engage with the growing importance of culture, and of policymaking in the field of culture, in a range of contexts worldwide. You will engage with the practical realities of cultural and managerial practice and critically reflect on the real world examples you encounter. You will examine what culture is and how it can be and is used by national, international, and local governments to benefit states and support and regulate the arts, as well as to express power and control. Investigating current issues, themes and developments such as cultural diplomacy and cultural democracy will expand your knowledge but also improve your ability to research. Your practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the realm of culture, policy, and management will enhance your CV, and you will be able to apply them in a multitude of workplace contexts in the cultural sector, in government, or as a freelancer. On completion, you will be ready for the world of work, research, or higher study.


Core modules

  • Major Project
  • Cultural Theory
  • International Cultural Policy
  • Research Design
  • Placement and Case Study
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Developing Audiences for Cultural Organisations
  • Media, Policy and Markets
  • Marketing and Markets
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Creativity for Sustainable Development
All students will take one optional module. There are four core modules, which also includes a course-specific applied management module. The bespoke applied management module for this MA is ‘Placement and Case Study’ (with an option for those not wanting to undertake a placement). This module gives you the opportunity to research and/or apply your learning in practice- or industry-related contexts. Read more about the MA in International Cultural Policy and Management on the Centre's website.

Assessment method

  • 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 10,000 words) on a research topic of your choice

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - 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 qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course. However, we may ask applicants to write a short essay, attend an interview or respond to a set of questions.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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International Cultural Policy and Management at University of Warwick - UCAS