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MA Music and Management(Part-Time)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Master of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:
- critically reflect on the way in which the media sector is studied from an academic perspective and critique different approaches;
- develop an understanding of, and analyse in context, the specific character of relevant functions in the media sector (e.g. marketing, operations, planning, human resources, etc);
- demonstrate an enhanced understanding of key, non-creative aspects of the creative industries (e.g. IP, copyright, revenue models, etc);
- critically reflect on the major changes currently evident in the media sector and how they might affect the operation of relevant companies;
- critically and creatively to evaluate current issues and research in advanced Music scholarship and practice;
- demonstrate a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of key creative and theoretical aspects at the forefront of their chosen musical discipline (e.g. Performance, Composition, Music Technology, etc).

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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