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 Professional Publishers Association 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.