Taught course

Digital Business

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas/professional qualification. No specific subject requirements. If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

New technologies have changed the way we do business, with digital platforms such as Uber and Airbnb becoming household names. This cutting-edge MSc will equip you for a career in the fast-growing digital and sharing economy sector. It draws on Southampton’s world-leading expertise in Business Studies and Web science. Through modules from these disciplines you’ll gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you will need to launch your own digital business, work in a dynamic start-up environment or apply new digital business models within an established organisation. In addition, you’ll have an unrivalled opportunity to engage with the latest digital business trends and developments through talks and masterclasses, delivered by business leaders.

Compulsory modules: Digital Business; Digital Entrepreneurship; Quantitative and Qualitative Research; Web Applications; Web Architecture; Interdisciplinary Thinking

Optional modules: Innovation and Technology Transfer; Enforcement of IP Rights over the Internet; Online Intellectual Property Enforcement; The Science of Online Social Networks; Computational Thinking; Semantic Web Technologies; Open Data Innovation; Advanced Digital Communications

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393