M.A. Online

International Music Business

ThinkSpace Education

12 months
9750 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
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Our master’s in music business is a springboard to a successful career in the music industry. Whether you are looking to build a management career, start your own business or simply want to find out how to get a job in the music business, this innovative online master’s degree will change your outlook and give you the knowledge and skills to succeed.


You will be taught by top music industry professionals actively working at the cutting edge of the business. From A&R to music publishing, sync licensing to artists management, what you learn will give you a competitive advantage in music industry management.

Key facts:

Our teaching staff are working professionals at the cutting edge of the industry. They’re successfully navigating the turbulent waters of a constantly changing world and passing on that knowledge and insight to you. They have made their way to the top, managing some of the world’s most innovative music companies. They are successful artists, writers, composers or Grammy award winning producers. They are music attorneys and award-winning academics.

Combine real-time professional insight into the music industry, with advanced business and management strategic theory, and you have a powerful combination.

How you learn:

  • Taught by top, current, industry insiders.
  • Thousands of video tutorials on demand.
  • Weekly one-to-one mentoring and tuition.
  • Live workshops and group sessions.
  • Challenging real-world project work.


On successful conclusion of your course, you will be awarded a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chichester. All UK degrees, including those of the University of Chichester, are recognised worldwide. The qualification is fully accredited in the UK and subject to regular quality control, review and external invigilation to ensure the highest academic standards are maintained.

Programme Structure

All students will first complete 3 core modules:

  • Music Industry in Context
  • Copyright and Contracts
  • Making Money

MA and PGDip students will then choose three modules from these Electives:

  • Sync Licensing and Music Supervision
  • Artist Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advanced Music Marketing and Promotion
  • Career Development

MA students will then finish with either a Final Major Project or Dissertation.


This course is suited to those who are seeking professional training in how to manage your music career from a non-creative stand point. Learning the necessary business skills to understand the complicated world you're entering, combined with music-specific knowledge of how artists and bands interact with their audience and the industry, will give you an important edge in this competitive market.


Tutors on this course are truly some of the best in the industry. All are working professionals, from all corners of the business.

Tutors featured on this course include:

Phil Larsen: GRAMMY award winning producer, remixer, and artist

Steve Cusack: Head of Business Development at 3Tone Records

Anne Miller: Music Publisher

Alex Mueller: Entertainment/Media Law Attorney

and many more.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • 9 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Your main application must be in by the 1st of the month before your start date. Any supporting portfolio and documentation can be handed in 2 weeks later.


180 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are required to have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any subject. A limited number of places are available for non-degree holders (see the ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ section). We assume that completion of an undergraduate degree shows the applicant has the required level of academic ability to complete the course. Where applicants have been out of education for some time or come from a very different discipline, we can provide additional support through one to one tutorials during their course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9750 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

All students are quoted in GBP. All invoices are through the payment provider 'Flywire'. This allows you to pay the full fee in your home currency.


For UK students, you may be eligible for government student loans to pay for your course fees. This amount is paid directly to you by the Student Loan Company.We try to provide exceptional value to all students both in the UK and the rest of the world. Our fee structure is extremely competitive and, as such, does not allow us as much room for bursaries or scholarships as some providers. However, on occasion, we do award part scholarships to exceptionally talented applicants, particularly those from disadvantaged or under-represented groups, to help them fulfil their potential.

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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International Music Business
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