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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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 

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
      Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 27 months
      • Intensity Flexible
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
    • More information Go to the programme website

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      6

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    • Minimum required score:

      80

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    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.

    Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

    • You are considered ineligible for admission
    • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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    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.
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    Living costs for Stirling

    • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    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.

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