M.A. On Campus


University of Derby

12 months
14700 GBP/year
7380 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This innovative MA in Publishing from University of Derby offers you the chance to gain a foothold in the dynamic and competitive publishing industry.

Visit the official programme website for more information


You’ll develop key skills, knowledge and experience to give you the edge in a range of rewarding careers

  • Learn from inspiring and experienced lecturers who have worked in publishing at companies including Bloomsbury and Penguin Random House.
  • Cover every stage of publishing including editorial, production, sales and marketing – from initial ideas to cover design, and from book launches to sales data analysis.
  • Our students have gone on to work for companies including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Taylor & Francis, while others have set up their own publishing companies and freelance services.


The MA Publishing at University of Derby  will equip you with a broad range of skills, a critical awareness of the whole industry, a high degree of flexibility and an enterprising mindset. It will prepare you for careers with major publishing houses or the growing number of small publishers, including the thousands of ‘micro-publishers’, which exist within the UK. You could also consider becoming self-employed or setting up your own publishing company.

There are opportunities, too, to work in publishing roles within charitable organisations, government bodies and cultural organisations such as galleries and museums.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Publishing Profession
  • Editorial and Editing
  • Print and Digital Production
  • Marketing and Sales in Modern Publishing
  • Legal Frameworks for Publishers
  • Books and Society 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement to this programme is a good honours degree (1st or 2:1) in any subject, or its international equivalent. Applications may be considered if you have a 2:2 honours degree and can demonstrate significant publishing or related industry experience or aptitude.
  • It is important that we get to know you, your aspirations and your expectations. 
  • The university welcomes applications from every sector of society, and the College of Arts, Humanities and Education is a signatory to the Equality in Publishing Charter.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7380 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK fee: £820 per 20 credits (Part-time)

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

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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