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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Music and Management (Updated programme from 2024/25)

Programme code:MA-MU/MANUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Silviu Cobeanu Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A good first degree (equivalent to 2:1 or above) in Music or a related subject; we will consider other relevant professional (or similar) experience in Music in lieu of formal musical qualifications where a good level of understanding how music industries work and/or some practical experience can be demonstrated at the point of application.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:


Programme specification:

The bringing together in collaboration of two internationally-renowned Leeds departments, the School of Music and the Business School, affords excellent opportunities for distinctiveness. The Business School’s international reputation in management is further expanded by the creation of the Creative Industries Management module, and the Music Management Project builds on the School of Music’s existing expertise in practical music-making. Creative Industries Management will provide the opportunity for industrial placements in the music industry, enhancing employability and creating vital links with the business community. Music Management Project will allow for the practical application of theory and skills developed elsewhere in the programme, with the possibility of a practice-based element alongside more traditional scholarly methodologies. The dual stream of managerial training and creative musical opportunities is highly distinctive.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 180 credits comprising a mix of compulsory and optional modules adding up to 180 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5249MCreative Industries Management15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5165MMusic Management Project60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
MUSS5830MLive Music Management and Promotion30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5833MThe Recording Industry Now30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW5687MIntellectual Property Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5963MEntrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5978MManaging Digital Business15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS5330MInstrumental or Vocal Recital30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5337MApplied Performance Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS5835MHow Songs Make Money30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Other optional modules may be available by arrangement. Students must ensure that they have the prerequisites for the above modules before enrolling for them.

Last updated: 06/10/2023 09:26:10


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