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About

This innovative Publishing programme from University of Derby, taught by industry experts, offers you the chance to break into the dynamic and competitive publishing industry.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

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

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Applications may be considered if you have a 2:2 honours degree

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. 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.

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.

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.

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