Taught course

Global Literary Industries Management

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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