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Entry requirements

You will normally have a minimum 2.1 UK undergraduate honours degree in a humanities, social sciences or other related subject such as business, digital media, finance, journalism, law, marketing).

Non standard applicants are encouraged to apply via submission of an application form, personal statement, one reference and interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Delivered in collaboration with leading industry professionals including our partners for this MA, Comma Press, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in publishing.

You will explore the complex anatomies and eco-systems of the publishing industry and their markets in the UK and internationally, as well as the trends, innovations, opportunities and challenges facing this rapidly changing profession.

Through the duration of the course, you will gain a working knowledge of the business of publishing, examining the structures of a range of organisational models – from major corporate brands to small independent outfits; and you will develop an understanding of the different stages, roles and skills involved in the publishing process, and the different publishing formats and platforms available.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
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