Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Arts Management

This programme is suitable for a range of participants. Early and mid-career arts managers, who wish to develop their practice and understanding of the background, theories and principles of arts and cultural management, find this degree valuable. It also serves as a route for graduates who wish to pursue a career in arts or media management and will prepare those interested in creating their own cultural ventures for self-employment. Students take 4 core modules, all of which focus on contemporary issues of arts and cultural management. All modules are connected by a common strategic thread: how to train future arts leaders against the backdrop of cultural, economic and political trends.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university in a relevant subject. A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university may be accepted if a candidate can demonstrate relevant work experience as an artist or in the field of arts administration. Exceptionally, applicants who do not hold a 2.2 Honours degree and who possess relevant experience may be permitted the opportunity to demonstrate achievement at an equivalent level, for example, this could be in a senior management role in an arts/cultural organisation. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Engaging audiences; cultural policy: Its relationship to arts management; managing the arts I: Thinking strategically; managing the arts II: planning for the arts; placement connected to a double-module dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Essays, practical assignments, presentations, dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Course Enquiries, School of Creative Arts
Telephone number: 
028 90973341