International Music Management MA/MSc

UCA Epsom - 2021

Length of study:

One year full-time


UCA Epsom

Entry requirements:

Honours degree and/or relevant work experience

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Course entry options:

September 2021

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Course overview

Our unique MA/MSc International Music Management course will help you challenge current approaches, structures and business models in the music business, to critically evaluable trends and draw upon best practice - all in order to excel within the global music market.

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. As such, this course is designed to prepare students for careers around the world and to develop the ability to market and distribute music product internationally.

When you consider this, together with evolving digital economies, the opportunities and challenges are fascinating. The effect on 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.

This course, taught at the UCA's Business School for the Creative Industries, will enable you to choose from a whole range of career paths, 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 part of:

Course details

  • Term 1

    In semester 1, you will gain an up-to-date state of the international music markets and how the music business operates and functions in a Global context.

    • Postgraduate Bootcamp 1: Creativity

    • The Industry of Music

    • Creative People and Organisations

    • Global Music Industry and Business

    • Marketing Design and Communications

  • Term 2

    In Semester 2, focuses on finance, marketing and Intellectual property within the music business. Strengthen your problem-solving capabilities with case studies, industry experts and develop the analytical skills to examine issues that affect music business.

    • Bootcamp 2: Forecasting and Predicitive 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

  • Term 3

    In Semester 3, becomes more independent research lead and focussed on areas of the music business you would like to explore further through a combination of core and elective unit choices. Practise creative and critical thinking for innovative solutions. Collaborating with your classmates and thinking 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)
  • Fees and additional course costs

    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.

  • 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 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.

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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.

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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 and EU entry requirements

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

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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 following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

Your portfolio

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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