Taught course

Publishing Studies (MRes)

University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

An upper second class or better single or combined Honours degree in a relevant subject or subjects from a UK university or an equivalent qualification. It is anticipated that students have some prior knowledge of publishing, either through previous study or working within the publishing industry. Applicants with other qualifications or other appropriate experience may be admitted on the recommendation of the Course Director.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes Publishing Studies allows students to develop strong research skills in the field of publishing studies, either with regard to contemporary publishing issues and trends, or to the history of the book and print culture. It enables and encourages an analytical and research-driven approach to publishing, leading either towards further study and research, or allowing publishing practitioners to examine in depth issues affecting their current practice.

Course Objectives

The MRes Publishing Studies is a research preparation Master’s course that offers students the opportunity for tailor-made Master’s study in the field of publishing studies. It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research with a specialism in publishing.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6 (minimum 5.5 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23, Writing 21.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)

Course contact details

Alison Scott
+44 (0) 1786 467510