• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Business Management in the Creative Industries programme from De Montfort University is a business management degree customised for the creative industries. Students are supported in developing their professional potential, whilst gaining valuable industry contacts, executive work placements, and the professional skill sets required to excel in the creative industries.

About

The creative industries are made up of businesses and entrepreneurs that have creativity and content that is protected by copyright as a central part of their business model. The creative industries include sectors such as design, film and TV, publishing, the performing arts, music, advertising and gaming.

Creative workers and leaders exhibit different skills and approaches to other business sectors, and individuals with creative talent require business management skills to develop as professionals in the creative industries. The Business Management in the Creative Industries programme from De Montfort University is uniquely positioned to help students learn how to respond to these evolving challenges.

The programme benefits from the location of being a short walk away from Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, and from close working relationships with creative organisations. Local creative workers and companies co-teach on the programme and offer creative industry mentoring and executive placements to boost your employability in the field.

Graduate careers

A degree in Business Management in the Creative Industries MSc will open up a wide range of career opportunities for you as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers.

The course is invaluable for those students graduating from a business field now looking to move into the creative industries area, as well as students from creative disciplines who want to develop their business and professional skills to advance their career into management roles within the creative industries, such as:

  • Advertising, PR and marketing
  • Design management

  • Performing arts

  • Festivals and events

  • Digital and media sectors

Having developed some experience into the industry, this course combines your creative practice and management skills and develops your professional skills. It supports you in developing your professional potential, whilst gaining valuable industry links.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business of the Creative Industry Company
  • Business Across Cultures
  • Strategic Management
  • Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Practice 
  • Business of the Creative Industries Environment 
  • Leadership and Culture in Organisational Contexts 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      12 months (September) or 15 months (January)

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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