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8318 MA Global Literary Industries Management (1 year)

Our MA in Global Literary Industries Management offers you a unique opportunity to develop your critical skills in a dynamic cultural setting.

Introducing your degree

The MA is designed for students preparing for careers in the literary and cultural industries, including journalism, publishing, creative writing, editing, archiving, reviewing, broadcasting, arts writing and heritage management.

- Exclusive access to world-class curators, theatre directors, novelists and heritage venues

- Study Shakespeare, Austen, and creative writing alongside practical sessions and placement opportunities.

The MA combines practical and critical approaches to working in these industries. You will be taught by academics with professional experience in publishing, journalism, editing, curating, archiving, and documentary-making, heritage, and arts management. You will explore the most significant and innovative developments in these fields, including new media, online and interactive publishing, gaming and narrative, arts and site specific writing, adaptations and translations, literary tourism and heritage management.

The optional modules will allow you to develop these creative and critical skills in a range of ways, offering modules in creative writing, script-writing, narrative non-fiction, literature and heritage, literature and economics, transnational studies, Shakespeare and his world, literature and law, and contemporary global fiction.

The programme concludes with the completion of a large independent project allowing you to create your own professional portfolio.

Programme Structure

Part 1 (Year 1) The programme may be studied over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).

It consists of two compulsory and one core modules and an independent project, as well as a choice of option modules.  You must take modules worth 180 CATS - to be awarded an MA. This is broken down into 90 CATS for core and compulsory modules, 30 CATS for optional modules, and 60 CATS for the independent final project. There are, however, two other exit points. If you take and pass one core and one compulsory module worth 60 CATS, you will be awarded a PG Certificate. If you take all modules except the dissertation (120 CATS), you will receive a PG Diploma.

 

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2020/21 entrants

Key Facts

"This course will allow students from a range of backgrounds to thrive, and has the potential to become a market leader." -Professor Knight, University of Manchester

Typical entry requirements

Bachelors Degree

Minimum 2.1 or equivalent Bachelors Degree in an Arts, Business, Humanities or Social Sciences related subject.

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

For further information, please contact our Admissions Team: pgafh@southampton.ac.uk

Selection process

Please refer to the University’s Admission policy.

Mature applicants

Studying for a degree later in life can be extremely rewarding and mature students are often among our most successful.

If you are over 21 and feel you would benefit from degree-level studies, we can be more flexible about our entry requirements. For full-time courses, selectors will expect you to demonstrate your commitment by means of some recent serious study, for example, one or two A level passes, successful completion of an Open University foundation course or an appropriate Access course. Your application will be considered on individual merit and you may be asked to attend an interview.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

Module information is created and provided through Curriculum Manager

Year 1

Semester One
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
ENGL6144Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Compulsory
ENGL6143Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
60
ENGL6145Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
ENGL6144Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Compulsory
ENGL6142Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL6143Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
60
ENGL6145Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional
ENGL6113Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL6115Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL6126Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL6127Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL6128Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL6129Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL6133Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL6139Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL6141Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM6044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA6015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
TRAN6012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
Course TitleAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
Global Literary Industries ManagementMA2020Full time£9,250£18,812
Global Literary Industries ManagementMA2020Part time£4,625£9,406
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

We are committed to providing a relevant, modern and above all enjoyable experience which will ensure you graduate with the skills and understanding you need to excel in your career. You will develop your knowledge and understanding through lectures and tutor-led seminars, the preparation of presentations and student-led seminars, one-to-one tutorials with your supervisor for your management project, study visits, independent study and research.

  • Publishing
  • Heritage Industry
  • Creative Industries
  • Arts Management

Study locations

Highfield campus

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