Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is ideal if you want to understand how creativity functions in organisations and the best management practices for creating, circulating and commercialising ideas, knowledge and information, at local, national and global levels. We will consider the theoretical foundations of management within the creative industries, but we will also look at real-life applications of this theory, the realities of contemporary professional practice, and how you can create business value through strategic management, innovation and design. This combination of practical insight and analysis of real-world issues will enhance your career development and equip you for a range of management roles.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Graduates go in to careers in the creative industries and media businesses. Possible professions include arts administrator, multimedia specialist, or advertising account executive. This degree may also be useful in non-media-related industries such as banking and finance, as well as in becoming a community arts worker.

Start Date:

One to two evenings a week.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,550 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,550 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £5,775 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £5,775 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc £8,925 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Course specific entry requirements: International students who complete the Business pathway on the International Foundation Programme for Postgraduate Study (Grad Diploma) by passing all four modules, including passing Approaches to Business and Management with 60%, are given automatic progression to this programme. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.