Taught course

MA Publishing

University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · Faculty of Media

Entry requirements

As part of the application process you’ll need to submit a personal statement describing why you want to study MA Publishing at LCC. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate: Critical knowledge of and enthusiasm for publishing A well articulated rationale for applying for the course Language requirements (International/EU) All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol. IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) is required. If your first language is not English, you can check if you have achieved the correct IELTS level on the Language Requirements page. For further information about portfolio preparation, visas and application advice please view the Study at UAL International pages.

Months of entry


Course content

The world leading MA Publishing course at London College of Communication allows you to hit the ground running. It combines theoretical and practice-based approaches to teaching and learning so you can prepare for future employment, obtaining a strategic, practical and integrated command of publishing within digital and multi-platform publishing and international contexts.

The course offers the choice of two teaching and learning specialisms: book multi-platform publishing or magazine multi-platform publishing. It is aimed at people who are aiming to advance their careers to management level within the global publishing industry. Graduates who have completed our postgraduate publishing courses since 1969 can be found throughout the world in senior positions within publishing and communications practice.

The course design and curriculum takes an integrated multiplatform stance. Digital applications are covered throughout your time at the College, across units within either chosen learning specialism. The course is led by specialist staff and enables you to take the lead in the management and production of creative content for a range of audiences via different platforms (web, digital, mobile tablets and devices and print).

Throughout the course there is an emphasis on group work, practical publishing projects and engagement with industry through leading guest speakers, visits and placements.

Our unique resources will allow you to realise the production and publishing of actual books, magazines, websites or conference events when applying publishing and project management methods in Phase 2.

You will also develop the necessary research techniques to undertake a major research study or dissertation and you will complete the study of two electives. New perspectives on publishing are gained from visiting another country for one week as part of the international residential summer school for MA students.

The course is taught within the lecture theatres and the specialised publishing facilities at the College, which includes the MA Publishing Studio for practice-based learning. In addition, you will have access to the offset printing and digital equipment in the print Room. View the facilities at LCC.

This course is taught within the School of Media.


Assessment is based on written reports and group presentations underpinned by theoretical and practical team projects. The final phase for the MA includes the writing up of a report of 12,000 to 15,000 words on your major research study.

Information for international students

international@lcc.arts.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 8138

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Information Assistant
+44 (0)20 7514 6599