Publishing Studies (distance learning)

Oxford Brookes University

Master Online
32 months
7500 GBP/year
4330 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Publishing Studies (distance learning) programme at the Oxford Brookes University will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for successful entry into publishing, while studying from home.


The Publishing Studies (distance learning) programme at the Oxford Brookes University closely follows our established campus-based MA publishing degrees. We have designed it to address publishing employers' needs. 

But more importantly, so that you can study while in employment in any field.The publishing industry needs individuals who are able to assess, evaluate and synthesize data. So you will develop skills and knowledge in:

  • marketing
  • production
  • editorial functions
  • data analysis
  • writing practices

Career prospects

This course is targeted at individuals who either want to start a career in publishing or who are already working and want to enhance their career with an advanced degree.

If you are a recent graduate who wants to enter publishing but are unable to continue with full time study then this programme enables you to develop appropriate knowledge of the industry. If you are already working and want to progress your career or change career, then the topics we cover in this programme provide the basis for this change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Digital Production and Workflow Management
  • Editorial Management, Functions and Strategies
  • International Management of Publishing and Rights 
  • Culture of Publishing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 32 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a 2:1 honours degree or above or international equivalent in any subject.
  • demonstrable interest in the creative publishing industries, such as work experience or voluntary work in a publishing company or fulfilling a publishing-related function in a non-publishing organisation.
  • two references; these may be, for example, two academic references, or one academic reference and one from an employer.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 32 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 32 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Publishing Studies (distance learning)
Oxford Brookes University