M.A. On Campus

Arts and Cultural Management

King's College London

12 months
25950 GBP/year
11040 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Delivered from one of the world’s cultural capitals, this Arts and Cultural Management MA at King's College London is designed to meet the complex needs of today’s arts and cultural managers and professionals.


This innovative master’s works in partnership with a range of arts organisations from across the city to bridge the gap between theory and practice and offer you unparalleled exposure to the practicalities of cultural management.

The Arts and Cultural Management MA at King's College London is suitable for you whether you are new to the field or if you already have relevant professional experience. You will be passionate about culture and arts and interested in working in any of the following cultural organisations, including museums, art galleries, festivals, theatres, performance arts venues and cultural policy bodies.

You will engage with theoretical and practical debates surrounding different aspects of arts and cultural management, including audiences, access, finance, cultural policy, cultural production, cultural value, and so forth. You will learn the vital importance of creativity, given the increasingly global nature of competition, as well as the opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies.

Key benefits

  • Head start your career through focused teaching and internship.
  • Insights into management, planning and leadership.
  • Gain knowledge of arts and culture across national and international contexts.
  • Strong links with London’s cultural organisations.
  • Lectures and workshops from leading arts and cultural industry professionals.
  • Emphasis on creativity and arts-based learning.

Career prospects

Graduates of this new MA are expected to move on to arts and cultural management roles in a wide variety of contexts and international locations. Graduates from the host department (Culture, Media and Creative Industries) currently go on to take up a wide range of roles in the cultural and creative industries, for example, in performing arts management, museum and gallery management, arts funding, cultural industries development, film distribution, freelance research, creative business development, arts administration, publishing, art marketing and local governance. A number of our students go on to do further academic research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts and Management 
  • Cultural Management: The Experience 
  • Research Approaches
  • Cultural Policy
  • Contextualising Creativity 
  • Creatives: Working in the Cultural Industries
  • Culture and the City
  • International Heritage

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • Students currently residing in mainland China: January 7 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) in any discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required. 
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • National fees: £5,520 per year
  • International fees: £12,975 per year

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.


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