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, Pan Macmillan, Hachette, Bloomsbury, CPG and Taylor & Francis, while others have set up their own publishing companies and freelance services.
- Be inspired by a huge range of industry professionals. In the 2019/20 academic year over 35 speakers gave talks for our students, from publishing companies including Hachette, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House, Galley Beggar Press, And Other Stories, Trigger Press, Pan Macmillan, Knights Of, and Emerald - and we also heard talks from published and self-published authors.
- Engage in research-based scholarship to focus on themes which particularly interest you.
- Benefit from a challenging cross-disciplinary learning experience.
The Publishing programme from 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.
Much of the knowledge and many of the skills you will attain on this MA are highly transferable. The course is a perfect springboard for a wide range of professional careers such as magazine publishing, librarianship, bookselling, PR, communications, or illustration and web design.
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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 216 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
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Applications may be considered if you have a 2:2 honours degree
- 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. Examples might include a period of work at an appropriate level within publishing or a related industry, or a portfolio of work or achievements in a related discipline such as, for example, English, Business, Law, Graphic Design, etc.
- It is important that we get to know you, your aspirations and your expectations. Therefore, before being accepted on to the programme all applicants will be invited to an informal interview to discuss the course, the nature of the programme, and what will be expected of you during it. Interviews will normally take place at the university campus, but special arrangements may be made if you have difficulty attending.
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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.
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.