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Global Literary Industries Management (MA)

Award
Master of Arts
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2021

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 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 signficant part of the course working on a major independent research project, allowing you to create your own professional portfolio.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

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.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.