MA Cultural Policy & Arts Management 12 months Postgraduate Program By University College Dublin |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

22,600 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Public PolicyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Public Policy

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The MA Cultural Policy and Arts Management is aimed at graduate students and experienced cultural sector practitioners seeking the skills to be effective managers and leaders in the arts and heritage fields. Lectures are carried out in small seminar rooms where active participation in debate with lecturers and guest lecturers is encouraged. 


The critical and practical content of the programme challenges students to analyse the conceptual frameworks and cultural contexts that generate cultural policies, while acquiring the skills to be effective leaders and managers in the cultural field. The competencies acquired provide graduates with an excellent multi-disciplinary qualification that is highly regarded among sectoral employers, in Ireland and internationally.

  • A dynamic learning environment in which a diverse group of fellow-students (from different countries and with different cultural and art form backgrounds) pursue their shared goal of being effective managers and thinkers in the cultural field
  • Access to a wide range of top cultural sector managers in Ireland who contribute to the course as guest lecturers
  • A rich mix of theoretical approaches to culture, combined with the practical skills to be an effective manager

Program overview

Main Subject

Public Policy

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The MA Cultural Policy and Arts Management is aimed at graduate students and experienced cultural sector practitioners seeking the skills to be effective managers and leaders in the arts and heritage fields. Lectures are carried out in small seminar rooms where active participation in debate with lecturers and guest lecturers is encouraged. 


The critical and practical content of the programme challenges students to analyse the conceptual frameworks and cultural contexts that generate cultural policies, while acquiring the skills to be effective leaders and managers in the cultural field. The competencies acquired provide graduates with an excellent multi-disciplinary qualification that is highly regarded among sectoral employers, in Ireland and internationally.

  • A dynamic learning environment in which a diverse group of fellow-students (from different countries and with different cultural and art form backgrounds) pursue their shared goal of being effective managers and thinkers in the cultural field
  • Access to a wide range of top cultural sector managers in Ireland who contribute to the course as guest lecturers
  • A rich mix of theoretical approaches to culture, combined with the practical skills to be an effective manager

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6.5+
176+
90+
  • A primary degree at 2.1 level (Second Class Honours, Grade One) is normally required.  However, all applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and relevant or extensive work experience will be taken into account. 
  • Transcripts should accompany an application, including grades for each subject taken in the primary degree.
  • Some experience working in a cultural organisation in whatever capacity.
  • Name and contact details of two referees.
  • Admission is subject to interview either in person, by video skype, or telephone.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
1 Year
Sep
  • Candidates are required to submit references or letter(s) of recommendation for acceptance

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,100 EUR
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International Students

22,600 EUR
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