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Global Literary Industries Management (MA)

Master of Arts
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Develop your critical skills on this Global Literary Industries Management MA at the University of Southampton. You’ll study Shakespeare, Austen and creative writing, and benefit from practical sessions and placement opportunities. Your learning will include exclusive access to curators, theatre directors, novelists and heritage venues. This master’s course will prepare you for a career in the literary or cultural industries.

This course is now closed to new applications for 2023 entry.

Each year we get many high-quality applications and places for many of our courses are very competitive.

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This UK master’s course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills for a career in literature and culture, in areas such as: 

  • journalism 
  • publishing 
  • archiving 
  • broadcasting 
  • arts writing 
  • heritage management 

You’ll learn from academics with professional experience in these fields, and explore the latest literary and cultural developments. Areas you’ll explore include: 

  • new media 
  • online and interactive publishing 
  • gaming and narrative 
  • adaptations and translation 
  • literary tourism 
  • heritage management

We combine practical and critical approaches on this course, meaning you’ll have the skills to work in these industries as well as the knowledge to understand their cultural significance. 

You’ll be able to fit the course to your interests or career plans through your choice of optional modules, which cover everything from script-writing to literature and law. 

You’ll spend a significant part of the course working on a major independent research project, allowing you to create your own professional portfolio.

Course lead

Your course leader is Professor Nicky Marsh, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Her researches focuses on late 20th and 21st century British and American literatures, theories of gender, postmodernism, poetics and economics. Read Professor Marsh’s staff profile to find out more about her work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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