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MA International Creative Enterprise

Gain a unique insight into, and practical experience of, the creative economy as you combine the study of critical approaches to culture with real-world creative enterprise, including an international field trip and a work placement in the cultural industries.

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    Overview

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    Course Length: 1 Year Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time
    Start Dates: September 2021
    Subjects: Media
    Location: Edge Hill University

    Subject to validation. Further information about this new programme will be added as it becomes available.

    Offering a unique blend of critical approaches to the study of culture, combined with practical experience of working in the creative economy of a major European city, this taught Masters degree prepares the international creative makers, organisers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. You will the gain experience of working in the cultural industries, an insight into critical approaches to culture, an international perspective on culture and creativity, and a detailed knowledge of the international creative economy. This will be achieved through the exploration of theatre, film and TV, museums, galleries, publishing and the music industry. You will learn from expert practitioners in the cultural industries and undertake rigorous training in understanding culture. A work placement and international field trip are key features of the programme. You will also have the opportunity to shape your pathway of study around your own interests, including work experience, cultural criticism, and creative fieldwork and production.

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    Entry Criteria

    Entry Requirements

    You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject.

    English Language Requirements

    International students require IELTS 6.5, with a score no lower than 6.0 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

    If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

    Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s academic regulations (sections C7 and F3.1) or contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

    Career Prospects

    What are my career prospects?

    On successful completion of this programme, you will be well placed to work in the cultural industries, such as theatre, film and TV, museums and galleries, publishing, the music industry, or as an entrepreneur.

    Potential roles include creative entrepreneurship, film and media production, arts management and policy, museums and galleries administration, theatre management and creative practice, music industry executive, festival organisation, digital and technological creativity, or founding and running an independent arts organisation.

    Alternatively, you may wish to undertake further study and research in creative enterprise or critical approaches to culture.

    Finance

    Tuition Fees

    Tuition fees for full-time study on this MA are £5,580 for UK students and £13,500 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22. Exemptions apply for EU students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, who may be eligible for the UK full-time tuition fee rate.

    Tuition fees for part-time study on this MA are £31 per credit for UK students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22, i.e. £620 per 20 credit module. 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK part-time tuition fee rate.

    The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

    Financial Support

    For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining postgraduate courses at Edge Hill University in academic year 2021/22, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2021/22 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgradfinance2021.

    EU students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

    Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

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    How to Apply

    This is a new course currently in development. Online applications for this programme will open once the validation process has been completed. Please keep checking this page for updates.

    Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

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    If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

    Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

    Request a Prospectus

    If you would like to explore our full range of taught Masters degrees, MBA awards and our Masters by Research (MRes) degree before you apply, you can order a postgraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgradprospectus.

    Get in Touch

    If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

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    International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

    Course Changes

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