Cultural and Creative Industries

University of Sussex

M.A. On Campus
12 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Cultural and Creative Industries degree offered at University of Sussex is for you if culture, technology, power and business excite and intrigue you.


You study cultural industries, institutions, texts, identities and practices from a critical perspective. You’ll explore the meaning of culture as politics and philosophy, and also:

  • explore cultural innovation, promotion and value in a fast-changing world
  • build a critical understanding of how business, technology and the law are redefining cultural practices today
  • graduate with professional skills relevant to cultural and creative organisations in the private and public sectors.

Why choose this course?

  • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies research impact was rated outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the most recent Research Excellence Framework
  • You enjoy opportunities to apply for placements, including in the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove – a hub for cultural, creative and activist enterprise.
  • With the  Cultural and Creative Industries degree offered at University of Sussex you will gain awareness of the challenges within creative industry and culture in contemporary globalised societies and economies, which is an advantage in many areas of employment as well as further study.


Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in:
  • media, digital, creative and cultural industries
  • publishing
  • research
  • teaching
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • development work
  • curation.
Some of our graduates also go on to further study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural and Creative Industries Dissertation
  • Cultural and Creative Industries: Industry Experience
  • Body and Society: Representing Women
  • Global News Industries 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Cultural and Creative Industries
  • New Developments in Digital Media 
  • Promotional Culture
  • Working in the Creative Industries: Critical frameworks

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

  • Subject-specific requirements
Your qualification should be in media, film or another relevant social sciences or humanities subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year for full-time students


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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Cultural and Creative Industries
University of Sussex


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