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The University of Edinburgh: Creative Industries

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Edinburgh Futures Institute View department profile
Web efi.ed.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email futurestudents@ed.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 650 4360
Study type Taught

Summary

An interdisciplinary degree with Edinburgh Futures Institute

Creative and cultural industries shape how we experience our lives, including the ads and movies we see, the music we listen to and the festivals and performances we attend. They shape our quality of life, generating cultural, social and economic value to individuals, organisations and society. To create this value, creative organisations rely on data to:

  • generate new opportunities

  • create new strategies

  • track the effectiveness of their strategies

  • persuade others of their value, whether funders, consumers or collaborators

This unique MSc programme brings together cross-disciplinary expertise and knowledge in data analytics, creative thinking, business and law to understand the complex challenges facing the creative industries. It is a bold, innovative programme designed to develop your knowledge and skills for leading the cultural and creative institutions of the future.

You will learn to apply interdisciplinary knowledge within a project team in order to respond to live challenges set by our partner organisations, and you will create and apply knowledge from different areas using data-informed approaches. A strong focus of the programme is on learning to collaborate and work with others as you develop the leadership skills needed to coordinate the diverse specialisms, organisations and individuals needed to deliver creative experiences and products.

Studying with us will help you build professional and leadership skills as you work directly with world-class cultural organisations in the City of Edinburgh. This programme makes excellent use of Edinburgh as a cultural capital and you will benefit from established relationships with organisations in cultural heritage, festivals and advertising.

Postgraduate study at the Edinburgh Futures Institute

This programme is part of an interconnected portfolio of postgraduate study in the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI).

EFI supports interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research that is focussed on complex global and social challenges. Our programmes are taught by academic experts from many different subject areas.

As an EFI student, you will develop creative, critical and data-informed thinking that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries. You will have the space to think deeply about questions linked to your own passions and professional goals and will develop a project based on an issue that you care about.

As well as knowledge specific to your area of study, studying at Edinburgh Futures Institute will give you the skills and understanding you need to become a creative, confident and critical citizen in a fast-changing world.

These include:

  • core data skills

  • data ethics

  • the ability to interrogate issues of global scope using methods from across disciplines

  • creative and analytic approaches to knowledge

You can join us regardless of whether you already have skills in the use and application of digital data.

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Edinburgh Futures Institute

Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) is a large, new and future-facing part of the University of Edinburgh. We give students the chance to explore different and ambitious ways of thinking, collaborating, learning and working.

Rather than being a discipline-based School, our cross-sector, interdisciplinary approach draws together the very best of the University of Edinburgh to enable students to learn and connect across many fields and areas of expertise.

We are collaborating with industry, government and communities to build project-led, flexible and innovative degree programmes linked to leading research and enquiry from across disciplines.

We are opening up education in new ways …

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