International Music Management*

MA - UCA Epsom - 2020

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Our MA International Music Management course is designed to develop your mindset to challenge the current approaches, structures and business models in the music business, whilst drawing upon developments in wider creative industry sectors to enable you to critically evaluate trends and draw upon best practice. The need for industry professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to be aware of trends, initiatives, markets and cultural forces have never been more essential.

When you consider the evolving digital economies on a global scale the opportunities, and challenges, are fascinating and highly relevant as to how the music industry may develop in the future. How this affects traditional business models is also essential to comprehend - artists, songwriters and record labels can now reach global audiences directly and instantaneously. It is therefore becoming essential to understand how international music markets operate in terms of music consumption, marketing, branding, economics and distribution.

With some of the biggest selling artists now originating from non-English speaking countries, such as pop group BTS from South Korea and the Latin America market, language is no longer a barrier to achieving international success. As such, this course is designed to prepare students for careers in a global market and to develop the ability to market and distribute music product internationally.

There is no other comparative postgraduate qualification available to study in this field and it is delivered by the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University guide ‘Modern University of the Year’. UCA has also become the highest ranked creative specialist university in the Guardian and ranked 13th place in the Guardian Good University Guide overall university league tables.

There are many potential career paths within the music business including artist management, international marketing, strategic development, social media marketing, eCommerce, record company marketing, supply chain management, music publishing, music tech companies, start-ups and consultancy. When you graduate you will have a comprehensive and critical understanding of historical contexts and current issues facing the music industry and to apply advanced skills, techniques and processes to ensure success in a dynamic international music market.

*This course is subject to validation.

Length of study:

One year full-time


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Entry requirements:

Honours degree, normally 2.1 or above, and/or relevant work experience

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Course details

  • Term 1

    The Industry of Music
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    Media Trends
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    The Business Lecture Series
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  • Term 2

    International Music Markets
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    International Rights Management
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  • Term 3

    International Business & Marketing Strategies
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    Final Creative Industries Project
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  • Fees and additional course costs

    The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.

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  • Fee discounts and scholarships

    To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Business School

The first of its kind in the UK, our new Business School for the Creative Industries builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.


The MA courses at UCA Epsom share a baseroom with networked computer facilities and you also have access to our extensive range of campus facilities, including: print studios with extensive screen printing facilities, photography studios, 3D workshops, media store for borrowing film and photography equipment. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

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When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

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Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline


  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the UCA International College

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Your portfolio

No formal portfolio is required for this course. We'll require you to attend an Applicant Day which will include an interview. This will also give you the opportunity to visit us, meet the course team and see the facilities. If you wish to bring work for discussion at your interview, you're welcome to do so.

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