You should have:
- an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution
- evidence of a commitment to a career in publishing (such as experience within bookselling or publishing, voluntary or professional experience on a publication)
- or evidence of research into current industry conditions.
- IELTS 7.0 or above.
You are also encouraged to apply if you have relevant professional experience.
Months of entry
This MA is designed for aspiring professionals who recognise that the global publishing industry is changing dramatically - and who wish to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed by the next generation of publishers. Your first degree might be from the Humanities, the Social Sciences or the Sciences; and you might be a recent graduate or someone with work experience either in publishing or in another field.
Located in the heart of London, the global centre of this creative, dynamic industry, this MA explores how publishing is evolving in the face of digitisation.
The programme provides you with an applied understanding of how books, journals, magazines and interactive resources are conceived, developed and marketed, including the key role of authorship.
You will be encouraged to explore whether your interests lie in publishing for entertainment, education, research or information. Alongside research-led analytical assignments, you will develop a portfolio of achievements relating to the global industry which reflect the range of professional roles in contemporary publishing, including editorial, marketing, production, and both print and digital content development.In order to prepare you for the publishing world visiting lecturers from the industry contribute to the programme throughout the teaching year. We are pleased to announce that in 2020, Stephen Page has been appointed Honorary Visiting Professor of Publishing for three years. Stephen is CEO of Faber & Faber and one of the most prominent and influential figures in the world of publishing.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7040 0249