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Study a master’s degree in humanities and you can develop your knowledge in everything from film, through to business and heritage management

You’ll graduate with a degree from an outstanding institution with a global reputation. Students who graduate with a master’s degree from Southampton earn £5000 a year more on average than those with an undergraduate qualification.*

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MSc Business & Heritage Management

Develop the skillset to be responsible for some of the world’s most spectacular heritage sites, from national landmarks to country estates.

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MA Global Literary Industries Management

Build your critical skills for careers in the literary and cultural industries including journalism, publishing, creative writing, editing, archiving, reviewing, broadcasting and arts writing.

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MA Film & Cultural Management

Explore the importance of film in society, and use your skills and knowledge for job roles such as archivist, film critic or curator.

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MA Film Studies

Examine the evolution of cinema from classical film theory to post classical and current issues in film distribution, leading to rewarding professions in arts and media.

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3rd in the UK for Film**
Top 20 UK university***
Earn £5000 a year more*
Global top 100 university****

Why Southampton?

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The support offered by the university stood me in good stead for my career following my studies. Since leaving I have delivered papers at several international conferences and published two books.

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*Based on University of Southampton graduates surveyed 6 months after graduation in the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey, 2016/17.

**Complete University Guide 2020.

***Guardian University Guide 2020.

****QS World Rankings 2020.

*****Good Growth for Cities Index, 2018, DEMOS-PwC.

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