Taught course

Self-Publishing MA

University of Central Lancashire · School of Journalism and Digital Communication

Entry requirements

2:2 or above (or equivalent experience). We also require that you submit a sample of writing with your application

Months of entry


Course content

This course will equip you with all of the necessary skills you will need to be a self-published author including how to edit your book, how to lay it out, how to monitor sales, how to manage yourself and your finances, marketing yourself and your book and how to create an eBook. The final part of the course will give you the opportunity to complete a finished copy of your book.
The course is taught by industry experts with contributions from successful self-published authors. Students have round the clock access to our bespoke publishing house in the state-of-the-art Media Factory with all the latest equipment and industry-level software such as Creative Cloud, InDesign and Nielsen Bookscan.
If you are serious about self-publishing and want to learn practical skills which will be valuable for life, meet like-minded people who will be a good network for you and gain advice from industry experts and successful self-published authors this course is for you.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will be required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or equivalent. Such equivalence may be shown by taking UCLan's own test of English proficiency.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,000 per year.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

UCLan Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400