International Music Management MA/MSc

International Music Management MA/MSc

Course overview

Propel your music industry career aspirations onto the global stage on UCA's MA/MSc International Music Management degree course at our Business School for the Creative Industries.

With some of the biggest selling artists now originating from non-English speaking countries, such as Korean groups BTS and Blackpink, and the Latin American market, language is no longer a barrier to achieving international success.

This breakdown of barriers, together with evolving digital economies, provide fascinating opportunities and challenges. The effect on traditional business models is also essential to understand - artists, songwriters and record labels can now reach global audiences directly and instantaneously. So it's important to explore how international music markets operate in terms of music consumption, marketing, branding, economics and distribution.

This course will enable you to choose from a range of career paths including artist management, international marketing, strategic development, social media marketing, eCommerce, record company marketing, supply chain management, music publishing, and careers in music tech companies, start-ups or consultancy.

By the time you graduate, you will have a comprehensive and critical understanding of historical contexts and current issues facing the music industry, and be able to apply advanced skills, techniques and processes to ensure your success in a dynamic international music market.


Length of study 1 year full-time
Campus Epsom
Entry requirements Honours degree and/or relevant work experience
Course entry options Sept 2021, Sept 2022
Course details

Course details

In your first term, you will gain an up to date overview of the international music market, and how the music business operates and functions within a global context.

  • Postgraduate Bootcamp 1: Creativity

  • The Industry of Music

  • Creative People and Organisations

  • Global Music Industry and Business

  • Marketing Design and Communications

In this term, you will focus on finance and marketing and intellectual property within the music business. You will strengthen your problem-solving capabilities and develop the analytical skills to examine issues that affect the music business.

  • Bootcamp 2: Forecasting and Predictive Analytics

  • Managerial Accounting and Finance

  • Music and Brand Management (MA only)

  • Digital Marketing Analytics (MSc only)

  • Artist and International Rights Management

  • Human-centered Innovation and Design

Your study becomes more independent and research-led and focuses on areas of the music business you would like to explore further through a combination of core and elective unit choices. You will practice creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions, collaborate with your classmates and think like an entrepreneur.

  • Bootcamp 3: Competitive Intelligence and Research (Core unit)

  • Live Music: Touring & Management (Elective unit MA only)

  • Augmented & Synthetic Experiences (Elective unit MA only)

  • Trends & Forecasting (Elective unit)

  • Business Analytics (Elective unit MSc only)

  • Creative Business Start-up (Elective unit MA only)

  • Strategy: Development & Implementation (Elective unit MA only)

  • Investment in the Music Industry (Elective unit)

  • Behavioural Studies & Consumption (Elective unit)

  • Masters Project (Core unit)

Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students full-time - £10,400

  • EU students full-time - £10,400 (see fee discount information)

  • International students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
  • International students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry.

Further information
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

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

Course specifications


Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.


The business courses at UCA Epsom have 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.


Business School, UCA Epsom


Business School, UCA Epsom


Business School, UCA Epsom


Business School, UCA Epsom

Entry requirements

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.

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

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

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

This course doesn’t require a portfolio. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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UK applications

International & EU applications

Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa.
If you have another category of visa please contact us: to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or

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.

For more information visit our how to apply pages

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