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Global Media Management

University of Southampton

12 months
23000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Digital media has transformed the way we make and consume news, entertainment and communication. At the Global Media Management MA course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll learn how to analyse this fast-changing landscape - and influence its development. You’ll explore critical concepts through in-depth research and practical projects, preparing you for success.


Course Details

Discover the social, cultural, political and technological impact of the changes brought about by digital media. 

At the Global Media Management MA course offered by the University of Southampton you'll develop in-depth understanding of how people engage with the world through the internet, social networks, press and mobile media. 

Real-life case studies will help you examine organisations’ communications strategies, learning how ideas are developed and how users respond to them. 

You’ll also learn the skills to become an expert digital media practitioner yourself, covering topics from gamification to citizen journalism. 

The course is taught in an art-school environment, so you'll be using industry-standard software, cameras and video equipment. 

Highlights of the course include: 

  • opportunities to develop your own media campaign 
  • a research project and critical paper on a topic of your choice 
  • world-class researchers with expertise in the creative industries 
  • behind-the-scenes visits and field trips 

With a strong emphasis on employability, the course will help you to develop your professional profile in preparation for a role in the creative and communications industries, or for further study at PhD level.

Career Opportunities

After graduating from this master’s course you’ll be qualified to move into a range of careers in the media and communications industry. Potential roles include:

  • digital strategist  
  • content strategist 
  • social media manager 
  • media planner 
  • advertising account executive 
  • brand manager 
  • digital marketing executive 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional and Academic Skills 
  • Critical Media Practice
  • Global Media: Ideas and Debates
  • Sustainability in Business and Design
  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Digital Cultures
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experimental Publishing
  • Exploring the Visual Language of Display

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in: 

  • politics 
  • political science 
  • social sciences 
  • humanities 
  • journalism 
  • media studies 
  • communication 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £23,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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