Cultural and Creative Industries

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Our multi-faceted course examines the structure and history of the cultural and creative industries and explores practical and theoretical issues facing cultural entrepreneurs, professionals and policy-makers.

Using a range of analytical tools from sociology, history and cultural studies, the course draws on teaching, research and professional expertise from both King's academics and professionals working in the field.

Ideally suited for students looking for a career in the arts or creative industries

Key Benefits:

  • Located at the heart of London's arts and media industries.
  • Guest lectures from industry professionals and researchers provide up-to-date knowledge of current debates and trends.

Who should take this course

If you are seeking a career in the arts or creative industries, or if you are a professional looking to enhance your existing knowledge and career prospects, then this course is ideally suited for you.

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in any discipline. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required.



Course content

Course are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

You are required to take:

  • Analysing the Cultural & Creative Industries (40 credits)
  • Research Approaches (20 credits)

Choose one of the following:

  • Dissertation (MA Cultural & Creative Industries) (60 credits) or
  • Arts-Based Research Project (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition you are required to take 60 modules from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • The Aesthetic Economy (20 credits)
  • Children, Media Industries & Culture (20 credits)
  • Collecting Cultures (20 credits)
  • Contextualising Creativity (20 credits)
  • Cultural & Creative Industries in China (20 credits)
  • Cultural Management in Small Arts & Cultural Organisations (20 credits)
  • Cultural Markets (20 credits)
  • Cultural Memory (20 credits)
  • Cultural Policy (20 credits)
  • Culture: Conflict, Diplomacy & International Relations (20 credits)
  • Digital Media Production Cultures (20 credits)
  • Entertainment Industries (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity: Arts & Culture (20 credits)
  • Exhibitions, Identities and Politics (20 credits)
  • Fashion, Culture & Society (20 credits)
  • Festivals: Arts, Public Spaces & Communities (20 credits)
  • Film & American Culture (20 credits)
  • Future Memory: Creating Connected Worlds (20 credits)
  • Gender, Media & Culture (20 credits)
  • Inside Today's Museum (20 credits)
  • International Heritage & Cultural Tourism (20 credits)
  • Media on the Move: Products & Power (20 credits)
  • Museum Curating Now (20 credits)
  • Music & American Culture (20 credits)
  • Towards Tomorrow's Museum (20 credits)
  • Transnational Screen Production (20 credits)
  • Visual Culture (20 credits)

If you are a part-time student, you will take the first three modules in your first year, along with 40 credits from our list of optional modules. In your second year, you will choose either to take the Dissertation or Arts-based Research Project modules, along with 40 further credits of optional modules.

You may choose 20 credits of modules from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Modern Language Centre, subject to approvals.

You may also choose from a range of modules from the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (notably the Department of Education & Professional Studies, and Department of Management), or the School of Law, subject to approvals.

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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