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ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the modern UK and international publishing industries, from idea inception to production, intellectual property management, and sales and marketing.

Our Masters in Publishing will take you on a journey through the contemporary publishing industry, giving you key skills and knowledge for a career in publishing and related fields.

You will investigate how books and other publishing products and services are commissioned and completed, including the modern production processes and business strategies used to succeed in the competitive media environment.

You’ll consider the legal environment in which publishing operates, focusing on the management, sale and licensing of rights in publishing. You’ll also look at wider issues connected to digital publishing, including e-book and audiobook markets.

Offered in Cambridge full- or part-time, our postgraduate degree has been developed in consultation with Cambridge University Press and other local publishers including ProQuest and Lutterworth’s, so you can be confident it meets the professional needs of today’s publishing industry.

Our connections with UK and international firms and organisations will provide you with many opportunities to make contacts for your career, including through work placements and field trips.

Lectures by invited publishers, authors and agents will give you up-to-the-minute information on key issues and emerging technologies.

We also run a professional mentoring scheme with Cambridge University Press so you can find an industry mentor reflecting your own interests.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 overall (Academic level) with 7.0 in the writing component or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000 (full-time per year)
International students
£17,500 (full-time per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-33 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-17 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1245 493131