Leeds University Business School

Music and Management

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Leeds University Business School
In Leeds

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Leeds
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  • Leeds
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Combine your knowledge and skills in music with managerial training with this distinctive and diverse degree.
Taught by the School of Music and Leeds University Business School, this programme will allow you to specialise in an aspect of music that suits your interests and talents while gaining an insight into the principles and strategies of management across the creative industries. You’ll also study modules designed specifically for this programme which bring music and management together, giving you the chance to connect with professionals in the music industry.
You could specialise in music management and promotion, performance, composition, music psychology, electronic and computer music or source studies while exploring strategic management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Whether you’re looking to launch a management career in the music industry or you want to enhance your skills and promotion prospects, you’ll learn from experts in both subjects to gain the diversity of skills to succeed.
We have a variety of excellent facilities to support your learning, including rehearsal, performance and practice spaces, a lab for studying the psychology of music and studios for sound recording, software development and computer music composition. We also have good working relationships with a range of prestigious arts organisations: we host BBC Radio 3 concerts, Leeds Lieder and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, as well as enjoying a close partnership with Opera North and many others in a city with a thriving music and cultural scene.
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Maurice Keyworth Building, The University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT, North Yorkshire, England
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Maurice Keyworth Building, The University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT, North Yorkshire, England

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· Requirements

Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in music or equivalent qualification. We will also consider other relevant professional experience if you can demonstrate a good level of musical understanding or practical experience. International qualifications We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Music admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component . For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. Improve your English 0...

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Chu Cheng Wu
4.5 26/01/2017
What I would highlight: The course inspired me a lot, especially the seminars. In group discussions, we had the opportunity to debate with students from many backgrounds and different countries. Surely, these experiences will play a crucial role in my life. The life in Leeds is pretty wonderful as well - I met so many great people.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Ilja Samorodov
4.5 25/01/2017
What I would highlight: MSc Management is a pretty diverse course in terms of students’ origin, previous education and experience. The programme is structured in a way that students of different backgrounds can enter it and study successfully. I am absolutely happy with the programme and support received from academic staff and peers.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Sebastian Meyer
4.5 24/01/2017
What I would highlight: The course is really challenging. It certainly is hard work and demands a lot of discipline. But at the same time it is a good mix of work and leisure. Also, I think that everyone on the course benefited from the great diversity in cultures, languages and perspectives.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Sylvia Kwamboka Ong’ondi
4.5 23/01/2017
What I would highlight: The best part of the course was getting to hear from different guest speakers who come in and give talks during some module sessions.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Eleanor Conradie
4.5 22/01/2017
What I would highlight: The breadth of topics covered in lectures, and the group work in our seminars because it is helping me to gain experience of what team management will be like in a real scenarios.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Strategic Management
Decision Making
Music Industry
Music Management
Business School
Human Resource management
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Course programme

The focus of the degree will be a major Music and Management Project that combines and reflects upon music-management theory and practice. This could include, for example, organising an event, acting as a consultant during a work placement you organise, or managing a musical group or artist. Core modules in Live Music Management and Promotion, and Creative Industries Management will equip you with the skills and knowledge to undertake your major project, you will also be introduced to research methods in music to support the rest of your academic studies.

In addition to the core Creative Industries Management module run by Leeds University Business School, you will select one further module offered by the Business School – in the area of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation – or the School of Law – looking at Intellectual Property Management – the content of which may be applied to your specific area of expertise through your Music and Management Project, and beyond the MA degree. You will also choose one optional Music module, enabling you to write a short dissertation on a musical subject of your choice, or to specialise in performance, audience engagement, or – through our Individual Project module – other areas of music including composition, musicology, electronic and computer music, aesthetics, editing, and music psychology.

If you choose to study part-time, you will study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Modules Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Creative Industries Management 15 credits
  • Professional Studies 30 credits
  • Music and Management Project 60 credits
  • Live Music Management and Promotion 30 credits
Optional modules

You will choose 15 credits from Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation, and Intellectual Property Management, and complete your enrolment by choosing one module from the list below.

  • Individual Project 30 credits
  • Short Dissertation 30 credits
  • Instrumental or Vocal Recital 30 credits
  • Applied Performance Studies 30 credits
  • Audience Engagement and Impact 30 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Music and Management MA Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information on typical modules, read Music and Management MA Part Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

Because this programme is so diverse, you’ll come across a range of teaching and learning methods. These will include lectures, seminars and tutorials as well as group learning. You’ll also take instrumental or vocal lessons in some modules, depending on your choices. Independent study is also vital to this programme, allowing you to build a variety of skills and express your creativity


You’ll also be assessed using a range of methods, including presentations, bibliographic exercises, essays and group project work. LUBS modules may include written exams. Specialised music modules will also use relevant methods of assessment, such as compositions, recitals, critical editions and commentaries on musical sources.

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