The expansion of digital media has created a need for highly specialised skills in publishing. This course will give you the training and experience demanded by publishing employers.
You'll graduate with an excellent understanding of the industry in an international context, including traditional book and magazine publishing, digital and corporate publishing. The course is structured in a way that you’ll become familiar with every aspect of the publishing process and have the opportunity to make valuable industry contacts.
You'll study modules in publishing practice and develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving. In addition, you’ll gain an in-depth skill set and understanding of the editorial function, marketing, publicity, business management, production, design and digital technology.
With the support and guidance of our tutors you’ll develop an individualised programme of study that best suits you. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and a dissertation, both of which will enhance your career prospects and allow you to research the area of publishing which interests you most.
MSc Publishing works closely with the PPA and was the first programme to be accredited by them. More recently, the course was awarded the prestigious Creative Skillset Tick.
Our team has strong relationships with leaders across industry, commerce and academia which helps to ensure you are at the forefront of latest thinking, processes and technology.
Each year our students attend prestigious events such as the London International Book Fair, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Magfest. You’ll have further opportunities to meet with industry professionals at the UNESCO Literary Salon, book launches, author readings and literary events.
We are also linked with the internationally renowned Scottish Centre for the Book based at Edinburgh Napier University.
Please see our Publishing degree site for more information regarding our current students.
- Publishing in context
- Publishing in practice: From Concept to Creation
- Creative toolkit
- Publishing placement and professional development
- Publishing in practice: from Creation to Consumer
One option from
- New venture creation
- Fiction and the Fiction Market
- Interactive media
- Magazine publishing
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:1 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.
We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.
Applicants must also demonstrate, via their personal statement a strong interest in publishing.
Please note that all places have now been filled on the MSc Publishing course starting September 2017. All applications received will still be considered but placed onto a waiting list.
English language requirements
If your first
language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English
language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with an overall band score of 6.5 and no individual component below 6.5. For guidance on the acceptability of
other English Language tests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
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