Taught course


University of Central Lancashire · School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Entry requirements

We normally require a good honours degree or equivalent. However, we will take into account previous experience in the workplace. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be followed by an initial advisory interview (which can be conducted by phone).

Months of entry


Course content

MA in Publishing at UCLan is the only specialist postgraduate Publishing programme in the North of England. We have worked closely with top professionals in the publishing world to create a unique curriculum which provides you with an excellent academic qualification and the vocational skills vital for you to pursue a successful career in Publishing. Our team of lecturers and tutors are dedicated academics and experienced practitioners in the book industries and we have designed the programme through consultancy with leading publishing houses such as Canongate, Faber & Faber, Harpercollins and Penguin, academic publishing houses, such as Liverpool University Press and Manchester University Press, as well as specialist houses, such as Carcanet and Comma Press.

Our programme, consisting of six taught modules and an extended dissertation project, is designed to give you a broad range of skills and expertise to pursue a successful career in the publishing and book industries as well as situate publishing within the wider context of the creative, cultural and media industries.

Modules include:

  • The History and Culture of Publishing
  • Digital Content Landscape
  • The Editorial Department
  • Professional Practice
  • Children's Writing and Publishing
  • Fundamentals of Business for Media Entrepreneurs
  • Dissertation/Project

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892 400