The MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes is respected throughout the world. The course gives you a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century, and provides scope to develop specialist skills required for career development. It also enables in-depth exploration of specialist areas through independent study and the dissertation.
The course provides an excellent overview of every aspect of publishing. It combines relevant theory with practice and, by equipping you with a wide range of publishing and general management skills, including advanced IT skills, will enhance your employment prospects in publishing and related work.
Graduates who have completed publishing courses at Oxford Brookes have been exceptionally successful in obtaining employment soon after graduation and have a strong record of career progression. Publishing courses at Oxford Brookes enjoy a high international standing in the publishing world. We have close links with publishing companies in Oxford and London, and staff have extensive experience in national and international publishing roles.
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes offers the largest range of postgraduate courses in publishing in Europe.
If you choose an MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes you will enjoy:
UK/EU £6,995; International £11,600
Full-time: MA: 12 months, PGDip: 9 months
Part-time: MA: 24 months, PGDip: 18 months
The MA consists of four compulsory modules and two elective modules plus a dissertation or major project. The PGDip consists of four compulsory modules and two elective modules. Compulsory and optional modules are listed below.
In Semester 1 you take: Design and Production for Publishing, Editorial Management, and Marketing Management for Publishing.
In Semester 2 you choose two optional modules to develop skills and knowledge in specialist areas of publishing.
You finish by taking the compulsory module New Product Development. To gain an MA you must also submit a Dissertation or a Major Project (15,000 words or equivalent for major projects).
Modules may change from time to time; an indicative list is shown below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Our publishing courses attract graduates from a wide range of disciplines who are seeking entry with advanced standing into the publishing industry. We also attract people wishing to update and enhance their knowledge of publishing practice and people working in publishing who are seeking, for the purpose of career advancement, knowledge outside their own specialist field.
Candidates from around the world enrol on the course to learn about publishing within the context of a global industry - in the past three years we have had postgraduate students from over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
A good degree in any subject or significant industry experience is required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to work in the publishing or communications industries.
If your first language is not English, then an English language level of IELTS 7.0, or TOEFL 100 (internet-based) is required.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The University has roots in Oxford that go back to 1865 (when it was known as the Oxford School of Art). The present student body is 19,000. It has managed to forge a presence in the city of Oxford as well as maintain a separate identity from nearby University of Oxford.