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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

PECI5204M Theoretical Perspectives: Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

30 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Dr Ruth Daly

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Admission to the Programme

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module provides post-graduate students on the masters in Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship with the theoretical cornerstones to underpin their understanding of the whole programme of study. Students will evaluate and analyse in depth different theoretical perspectives on a range of areas within the cultural industries.


The objectives of this module are to develop theoretical understandings of the contemporary interaction of culture and creativity with entrepreneurship within the context of wider academic and policy debates about the significance of the cultural and creative industries.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Define and locate the fields of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship within the broader context of social, economic and cultural theory.
2. Understand, apply and critique key concepts such as cultural industries, creative industries and the creative economy.
3. Examine the theoretical interaction between concepts of creativity and entrepreneurship.
4. Interrogate the role of public policy in relation to contemporary strategies for developing the cultural and creative industries.

Skills outcomes
Students develop their analytical and interpretive skills and an ability to critique key concepts in the field of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship.


The module explores theories relating to the key concepts articulated in the title of the course including but not exclusive to the following:
Defining and Locating Culture
From Culture Industry to Creative Industries
Creativity and Culture in Policy
Understanding cultural Value
Creativity, Innovation and Destruction
Creative and Social Entrepreneurship

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours277.00
Total Contact hours23.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

81 hours - Reading and preparing for seminars
99 hours - Reading and preparing for completion of assignments
99 hours - Assignment research
2.5 hours - Tutorial work

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Semester 1 has a short assignment (2000 words) followed by a 1-to-1 tutorial to discuss feedback and give guidance. Importantly, this allows academic staff to identify potential issues and signpost students to additional support if required. The second tutorial gives students a chance to receive feedback on ideas for the second assignment (4000 words). Additional opportunities for formative feedback is available in seminars.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,000 words35.00
Essay3,500 words65.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/05/2023 15:13:22


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