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On the MA Global Advertising and Branding you’ll learn about the different stages of the advertising management process, from strategy development and pitching through to campaign evaluation. You’ll also build a critical awareness of the global advertising industry, exploring the impact of technological developments and engaging with current industry debates. The course is taught by lecturers with many years of industry experience, some of whom are current practitioners, ensuring your education is up to date and relevant to today’s industry. It brings together a distinctive combination of professional and research expertise, including advertising strategy and visual analysis, plus a unique focus on creative problem-solving techniques that you won’t find on similar courses in the UK. You’ll learn through projects and hands-on activities, including a live brief for a company, a week-long marketing simulation exercise and a study trip that takes advantage of our close proximity to London. In addition, a focus on professional skills and employability will ensure you are ready to take advantage of career opportunities when you graduate, whether in agency or client-side advertising roles or in other creative industries.

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This is the course page for MA Global Advertising and Branding at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about Global Advertising and Branding and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works. We also suggest career opportunities open to you as a University of Southampton graduate of MA Global Advertising and Branding.

If you still have questions, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any enquiries. See our contact us page for our telephone, email and address information.


You will study visual analysis, management practice, theoretical models, communication design, existing and emerging media technologies, the advertising process and management of the collaborative iterative development of branding and marketing campaigns.

In an exciting environment, you will practice critical thinking and analysis of contemporary and global advertising campaigns. Great emphasis will be placed on developing a critical awareness of branded content, as well as of your written and verbal communication skills. This course is for the next generation of advertising leaders!

While creative issues and design are examined and discussed in depth it is aimed at people who wish to manage the process rather than act as creative people or designers in their own right.

You will be able to develop your thinking and skills in the following advertising management challenges:

  • Consumer culture
  • Broadcast media
  • Mobile media and mobile marketing
  • Corporate advertising
  • Content marketing
  • Analysis of visual advertising
  • Measuring the impact of advertising
  • Brand Management
  • Social media and community management
  • Contemporary Issues - Globalisation, Sustainability and
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Collaborative Design
  • Organisational Theory and Advertising Practice
  • Decision-Making Theory

'A creative development workshop in action'

Click here to download the full Programme Specification.


Core/Compulsory Modules: Professional and Academic Skills, Advertising and Branding: Contextual Themes and Issues, Global Advertising and Branding, Final Project.

Optional Modules: Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experiemental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

Visit the Global Advertising and Branding - MA page on the University of Southampton website for more details!





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