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The University of Stirling research-focused Masters programme in Publishing Studies helps you to develop an analytical and research-driven approach towards publishing.

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Overview

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication programme at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering expertise in contemporary and historical publishing in the UK and beyond.

The MRes Publishing Studies at University of Stirling is a research preparation Master’s course that offers students the opportunity for tailor-made Master’s study in the field of publishing studies. It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research with a specialism in publishing.

The course helps you to develop an analytical and research-driven approach towards publishing. It also offers maximum flexibility so that you can tailor the course to fit your research interests and professional practice. 

Graduates from the MRes course often go on to further study, such as a pursuing a PhD through concentrated research with a specialism in publishing. That being said, the course also allows you to examine in-depth issues affecting your current practice.

Career opportunities

This research-focused Masters course can be used to advance existing publishing careers, or for students to pursue further study at PhD-level. We have over 30 years’ worth of graduates now working in the publishing and related industries across the world. Entry level jobs our students have gone into in recent years include:

  • Publicity Assistant, Canongate
  • Publicity Assistant, Faber & Faber
  • Marketing Assistant, Taylor & Francis
  • Events & Marketing Assistant, The Bookseller
  • Sales & Marketing Assistant, McGraw Hill
  • Production Assistant, Oxford University Press
  • Editorial Assistant, Oxford University Press
  • Production Editor, Cicerone Press
  • Publishing Assistant, Cengage Learning
  • Web editor, Digital Publishing Department, China Social Sciences Press
  • Foreign Rights Specialist, Suncolor Publishing Group
  • Web Editor, BooksfromScotland.com 
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Portfolio of Work 
    • Skills Training for Publishing
    • Publishing Dynamics 
    • Editorial Practice and Content Creation
    • Publishing, Literature and Society
    • Publishing in the Workplace
    • Digital: Process and Product
    • Skills for Publishing Management 

    Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 12 months
    • Part-time
      • 27 months
      • Flexible

    Start dates & application deadlines

    Language

    English
    IELTS or TOEFL needed

    Delivered

    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
    Upper Second Class (required)
    GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

    English requirements

    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
    6 (required)
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    80 (required)
    PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
    • You must submit a research proposal of 2,000 words along with your application.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      15250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      7000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

    Funding

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    Our partners

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