Publishing Studies, M.A. | University of Malaya | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18 months
3834 USD/year
1687 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Publishing Studies programme from University of Malaya takes a proactive look at the world of publication, while deeply dissecting the meaning and reasons of writings both locally and internationally.


Publishing requires the knowledge of many disciplines – from recognising and appreciating truly great works, to understanding and applying new technologies to the publication industry. Whether a literary novel or a scientific paper, each publication has the potential to change how we think. Words can open the eyes of the world.

Career Opportunity

This Publishing Studies program from University of Malaya produces graduates who will have an enhanced opportunity to succeed in publishing and publishing-related careers such as:

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Media Writer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Publisher
  • Project Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Style and Form of Writing
  • Dissertation
  • Media Research Methodology
  • Publishing in 21st Century
  • Editing in the Digital Era
  • Management of Publishing Organisations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of 3.0 and above or its equivalent; or
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree of CGPA 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered if they meet at least ONE (1) of the following criteria:
  • Have relevant work experience at least 5 years; or
  • Produce publications in related fields; or
  • Scholarship recipient; or
  • Graduates from University of Malaya.
  • OR
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree of CGPA 2.5 to 2.69 may be considered if they meet at least TWO (2) of the criteria in number 2 (i) to (iv) above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    1687 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2531 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • Local: RM 11,400
  • International: RM 25,900

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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