A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in an arts or cultural organisation. We may also consider applicants without a degree if you can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience (minimum of 5 years) in an arts or cultural organisation.
You must also have successfully completed our week-long Summer School in order to progress onto this course. You can find out more about the Summer School here.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Performance and Cultural Industries admissions team.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
School of Performance and Cultural Industries Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy
- UK/EU: £1,545 (total)
- International: £3,875 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want to make sure you can study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. The School of Performance and Cultural Industries has allocated a small number of bursaries for independent students or those sponsored by a small arts organisation (i.e. under £500,000 annual turn-over). Three bursaries of £500 will be awarded to qualifying applicants on a competitive basis.