About Cultural Policy and Management at Sheffield Hallam University
The cultural sector is expanding rapidly and many employers now seek a professional postgraduate qualification. This course is intended for cultural managers seeking further qualification in their field and for graduates from any discipline who want to develop professional and vocational studies at postgraduate level. It is suitable for those wishing to convert their career path from another discipline to cultural management.
The course covers specialist studies in the policy, strategy and management of cultural organisations, relevant to the needs of those who work in, and run, cultural organisations.
It offers flexible study through both full-time and part-time routes, with the opportunity for students to develop and apply their skills and individual interests within taught modules, workplace projects and research.
The emphasis is on acquiring the understanding and skills for the successful management of cultural organisations today. While encompassing basic management theory where relevant, the degree offers elements specific to the cultural sector which are not included within a conventional MBA.
This is an ideal course for those who want to work in the cultural industries:
It addresses the current shortfall in sector-focused training and professional development for managers in cultural organisations, and arts and cultural provision. Students on the course have found employment in these organisations.
Students may choose to take an optional module from the MA programmes in critical studies or leisure and food management, as appropriate. FundingThe Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) award bursaries to UK and EU students. These awards are based on merit so careful preparation of your application is essential. Applications for the bursary competition must be received at the AHRB in the spring of each year but this requires a prior offer of a place on the course. To give yourself sufficient time to make an appropriate application we strongly recommend applying for the course before the end of January. Up-to-date details of the AHRB Professional and Vocational Awards scheme can be found at http://www.ahrb.ac.ukAssociated careersThe degree is designed to enhance the careers of those already working in arts and cultural management. It also aims to develop specialist skills for graduates in varying disciplines intending to enter this expanding field.
There may be opportunities for research registration at MPhil/PhD level within the Cultural Research Institute.AssessmentBy assignment, oral presentation and professional report plus dissertation for MA
current issues in cultural policy and management
management of cultural organisations
research methods and skills for the cultural sector
dissertationEntry requirementsNormally a degree or equivalent in any discipline. Professional qualifications and relevant experience will also be taken into account. All suitable candidates will be considered and offered an interview.