Arts Policy and Management (Part-time), Postgraduate Certificate | Part time | Birkbeck, University of London | London, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Arts Policy and Management (Part-time)

12 months
6010 GBP/year
3270 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Arts Policy and Management (Part-time) at Birkbeck, University of London is ideal if you are an arts manager wishing to develop your practice and understanding of the background, theories and principles of arts and cultural management. 


Arts Policy and Management (Part-time) at Birkbeck, University of London plays a vital role in designing, shaping and supporting the arts, helping to ensure that access, freedom and equality are achieved across all aspects of the cultural sector.

Making the most of our central London location, you can take advantage of one of the largest concentrations of art spaces, cultural organisations and festivals, with the British Museum, Wellcome Gallery, Bloomsbury Festival and West End theatres, and a wealth of other museums and galleries within walking distance. For those who want to deepen their sector experience, we offer a placement module that encourages students to work on their own research interests within an arts organisation. Past students have had valuable experiences in organisations ranging from the Greater London Authority to the Hackney Museum, and from the Big Dance Project to the Wallace Collection.

Careers and Employability

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Policy and Management at Birkbeck, University of London can pursue careers in the creative arts, education and museums/galleries. Possible professions include higher education lecturer, museum/gallery curator, or arts administrator. This degree may also be useful in becoming a community arts worker or multimedia specialist.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Understanding Arts Policy and Management
  • Research Methods in Media and Cultural Studies
  • Arts Management, Sustainability and Urban Development
  • Arts Policy and Management Work Placement
  • Audiences: Communities, Participation and Learning
  • Comparative Cultural Policies
  • Creating a Public. Museums and their audiences

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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You can still apply through UCAS after this deadline, depending on the availability of places.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in an arts subject, or in any subject together with experience of administration/management in an arts/cultural organisation, or three years’ relevant experience, for example in a senior management role in an arts/cultural organisation.
  • Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
  • The application form 
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6010 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3270 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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