Taught course

Global Media Management

University of Southampton · Winchester School of Art

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Entry requirements

The admissions policy for the MA Global Media Management is based on students having a good honours degree in a relevant subject (2.1 or above) or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn how to analyse the rapidly changing world of digital media – and how to influence its development. You’ll explore contemporary concepts through rigorous research and practice-based work, preparing you for success in the global creative and communications industries.

The internet, social networks and mobile media are transforming the way news, entertainment and communications are produced and consumed. This degree will give you a critical understanding of the technological, social, cultural and political implications of these changes, and the skills to engage with and shape them. Covering contemporary topics ranging from gamification to citizen journalism, you’ll learn about organisations’ communications strategies and management practices, with a focus on how ideas are developed and how audiences and users respond to them. Informed by world-class research and taught within a creative art school environment, the course will enable you to explore the latest debates through practice-based projects using social media, photography, video and blogging. You’ll learn from leading researchers and external practitioners, gaining industry insights through guest lectures, 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, while its academic rigour means it is also excellent preparation for doctoral research.

Information for international students

International and EU students applying for this programme are required to have a minimum IELTS score of Band 2C, 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components prior to starting the programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 4393