MA in International Publishing

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Program Description

MA in International Publishing

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

MA in International Publishing

The course provides an excellent overview of every aspect of publishing. It combines relevant theory with practice and, by equipping you with appropriate knowledge and skills, will enhance your employment prospects in publishing and related work.

The MA in International Publishing is a good choice for students who may already be working in publishing but want to increase their knowledge of international publishing management and issues related to publishing in a global environment. Students focus on international issues in their major project or dissertation.

Students leave the course with a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century. 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.

Career prospects

Our graduates have established an enviable reputation in the publishing industry and they are extremely successful in obtaining good jobs fast. Evidence from our alumni suggests that they are able to enter the industry at a higher level than would otherwise have been possible. The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies has its own vacancy list of jobs in publishing and runs an annual Working in Publishing Day.

Specialist facilities

Facilities available to publishing students include a new purpose-built IT suite with an interactive whiteboard, and sound and video projection. All students have the opportunity to learn and use professional software such as Adobe InDesign.

The library carries a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of books, journals and electronic resources relating to publishing. Students have access to many databases including Book Facts Online, the Bookseller, Business Source Complete, Fame, Global Publishing Information Reports, Logos, Mintel, Nielsen Bookscan, and Pirabase.

The library also includes a number of special collections of relevance to publishing students and researchers such as The Booker Prize Archive, Andre Deutsch Collection, Publishing in Africa Collection and the Book Design Collection.

Entry requirements

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.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, then an English language level of IELTS 7.0.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
6,995 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Oxford, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 6,995 GBP
- UK and EU; £11,600 - Non-EU