Arts, Business and Creativity MA

12 months full time; 24 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £8,500 part time £4,250
International: full time £15,740 part time fees

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This programme has been developed by the Business School in consultation with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries. 

It has been created in response to the growing recognition that entrepreneurial education is vital for creative graduates who want to be involved in the successful start up, management, development and growth of a business or freelance career in the creative industries.

It examines the theoretical aspects of the creative industries and the social, cultural, economic, political and increasingly international contexts in which they operate.

Since entrepreneurship education needs to be experiential, there is a significant practical element to the programme, including starting up your own enterprise, acting as a consultant in creative businesses and working with practitioners across the sector. 


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, preferably in a creative industry related subject, such as business and management studies, fine art, music, creative writing, or design. You should also be able to demonstrate some relevant experience in the creative industries gained on a full-time, part-time or voluntary basis. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower-second-class Honours degrees and those with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience. 

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent. 

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can often provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

UK and EU students, consult your own employer for funding.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:

Postgraduate Office
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Business and Management.

Student profiles:

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