12 months
14500 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you have ambitions to make it big in the music business then this Music Industry Management and Promotion course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will give you the knowledge and industry experience you need to manage your own career and commercialise your activities.

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MA Music Industry Management & Promotion is designed to facilitate the commercial exploitation of music-related activities and is suitable for aspiring and current music business people, and for music creators who wish to proactively manage their own careers. It provides an opportunity to study the music business at the postgraduate level and to get real hands-on experience of working on real-world projects.

In this course, you will be able to study contemporary practice across the spectrum of the music industry. You’ll look at different business models and explore the ways in which creative products are marketed and promoted.

You’ll also engage with the key issues being confronted by today’s music industry such as the Pandemic and the impact of new technology and the development of the digital marketplace – and explore the challenges and opportunities which have emerged. As you progress, you’ll have the chance to develop your own commercial, professional and industrial strategies.

Future careers

This Music Industry Management and Promotion course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is suitable both for aspiring music business people and for music creators and artists who wish to manage their own careers. 

The skills and industry experience you’ll gain during this course will equip you for a wide range of exciting careers across the music business, including:

  • Musician/recording artist
  • Sound engineer
  • Producer
  • Live music promoter
  • Festival organiser
  • Talent management
  • Venue manager
  • Record label manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design
  • Project Management and Planning
  • Masters Project
  • Music Industry Practice

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round. 


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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a 2:1 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £1111 per 20 credits (UK)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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