Taught course

Publishing Studies

Oxford Brookes University · School of Arts

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or above or international equivalent in any subject. A demonstrable interest in the creative publishing industries, such as work experience or voluntary work in a publishing company or fulfilling a publishing-related function in a non-publishing organisation. Two references; these may be, for example, two academic references, or one academic reference and one from an employer.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time programme is usually studied over two years (you are allowed to take up to 5 years to complete the necessary credits).

You will study four core compulsory modules in the first year which address marketing and sales, digital production and workflow, and editorial as publishing-related topics and research skills as a preparation for the dissertation.

In the second year, you can choose one module from each of two groups of modules:

  • either International publishing and rights;
  • or an Independent study;
  • and then either Culture of Publishing, Journals or Independent study.

You may, however, select an independent study module once only. You complete the programme with a longer period of study (about 6 months) in research and writing which culminates in a 15,000-word dissertation.

You will be supported through this programme with online delivery of written and interactive materials, supplied textbooks and associate tutors who will assist you in your studies, guide the discussions, assess assignments and provide full feedback on work.

Information for international students

Please see the university's standard English language requirements

Fees and funding

There is no funding available for this programme.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 483408