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.
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- The Publishing Profession
- Editorial and Editing
- Print and Digital Production
- Marketing and Sales in Modern Publishing
- Legal Frameworks for Publishers
- Books and Society
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesCreative Writing Liberal Arts Literature View 359 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
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- 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.
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International14700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National7380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.