MA in Publishing and Language
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 Publishing and Language is appropriate for those who wish to work in the field of international co-editions, translations, or international educational publishing. Students focus on language issues in their major project or dissertation.
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.
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. We have our own vacancy list of jobs in publishing and runs an annual Working in Publishing Day.
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.
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.