Music Industry Management & Promotion

1 Year
September 2024
In Person

If you have ambitions to make it big in the music business, then this course will give you the knowledge and industry experience you need to manage your own career and commercialise your activities.

Why study with us

  • You will benefit from a very active research culture for music related studies.
  • This programme will prepare you to navigate the constantly changing environment of the music industry. It has a focus on sustainable careers and how to get ahead in what is a challenging but immensely enjoyable and rewarding industry.
  • You will have access to expert industrial insight from accomplished practitioners. You can also gain experiential learning through working on practical real-world projects.

What you’ll do

  • Incredible opportunities for real industry experience – previous students have overseen the promotion of national concert tours, book launches, films and celebrity appearances.
  • Students have worked with international artists and record labels, developed new music brands, organised festivals and other live music events, and much more.
  • Opportunities to work alongside and be mentored by leading industry practitioners, attend talks and guest lectures, and work on collaborative projects with professional musicians.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Our exceptional academic team includes Professor Ewa Mazierska. Professor Ewa Mazierska has produced over 20 books on music and media related topics. Tony Rigg is an industry advisor and consultant.

The University has a very active research culture for music related studies. ‘Music Research Group’ is co-chaired by Mazierska and Rigg. The group runs regular conferences to explore key music related activities. Top experts with cutting-edge knowledge from the UK and overseas often visit campus.

Tony Rigg
Lecturer in Music Industry Management
School of Arts and Media

Tony Rigg is a music industry professional and academic affiliated with the University of Central Lancashire. He collaborated with Peter Hook and Dr Les Gillon to set up the Master of Arts programme in Music Industry Management and Promotion at UCLan which is a leading course in …

Professor Ewa Mazierska
Professor of Contemporary Cinema
School of Arts and Media

Ewa was born and educated in Poland. In 1987, she finished her graduate education at Warsaw University, where she received a master’s degree in philosophy. In 1995, she received a PhD from Łódź University in film studies. She was working in Poland as a lecturer in sociology and f…

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Music Industry Management & Promotion facilities

The course has access to and works with many professional music venues, both in Preston, and the nearby city of Manchester. This includes the culturally significant Factory 251 venue.

Future careers

This course is suitable both for aspiring music business people and for music creators and artists who wish to manage their own careers. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£11,550 per year
Part-time£1,283 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

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