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Global Literary Industries Management

University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your critical skills at the Global Literary Industries Management MA course offered 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.


Course Details

This Global Literary Industries Management MA course offered at the University of Southampton 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.

Career Opportunities

You’ll be qualified for a variety of careers in literature and culture with this degree, such as: 

  • journalism 
  • publishing 
  • creative writing 
  • editing 
  • archiving 
  • broadcasting 
  • heritage management 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Critical and Creative Concepts
  • Communicating the Cultural Industries
  • Literary Industries and New Media
  • Fiction Before Austen
  • Jane Austen's Style
  • Narrative Non-Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Art
  • Narrative, Place, Identity
  • Scriptwriting

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 an arts, business, humanities or social sciences subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 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 £21,000.

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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