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Arts Management, Policy and Practice MA

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Degree awarded
12 Months full-time, 24months part-time
Entry requirements
Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

For references, please email the following link to your referees:

Referee Report Form

They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.

Please use the Online Application Form  to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The MA in Arts Management, Policy and Practice enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and practice of arts management; to gain an insight into the range of professional opportunities in the creative and cultural sector; and to acquire direct experience of the many areas of arts management. The programme has a strong practical, hands-on element. At the same time it offers a solid theoretical grounding, exploring cultural policy in its historical context and encouraging critical engagement with the philosophical, political, social and economic imperatives informing contemporary practice. Above all, we aim to produce pioneers rather than bureaucrats.

Lecturers from the Centre for Arts Management teach the MA with considerable input from arts professionals including staff from the Martin Harris Centre, Contact Theatre, the Royal Exchange, Whitworth Art Gallery and many other local cultural organisations. We also work closely with our sister programme, the highly regarded MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies.

Open days

Our next Open Day is on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
    International students (per annum): £15,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Each year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the School's funding page  where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries.  

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
+44 (0)161 306 1259
+44 (0)161 275 3098
Academic department overview

See: About us

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