Publishing and Book Culture, M.A. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
17000 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
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This new Publishing and Book Culture course from Bangor University, has been designed for those wanting to become professional publishers of printed pages and digital texts - making creative and business decisions informed by knowledge and experience of the culture, history, technology, and social impact of the book. 

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Through this course you will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of: the processes by which books are produced; the shape of the book publishing industry; the economic and cultural forces that define it; and ,the role that digital and other innovations play. 

You will gain practical, hands-on experience in the production of print and digital books, taking texts from acquisition through to marketing and distribution. You will also examine how books acquire value as objects of desire, as objects of entertainment and culture, and as objects for the development and dissemination of knowledge and information.

This course provides the opportunity to study the book as a commercial and cultural product. You will explore the range of values that society invests in books, and how that value has altered with cultural, commercial and technological developments. Understanding and experience of the book publishing industry is informed by study of the book’s role in society - past, present, and future.


Professionals in the publishing industry emphasise that success in the field builds from passion for books, an understanding of audiences and markets, and a recognition of the value of data and professional practices. 

This Publishing and Book Culture  course from Bangor University , with its balance of publishing practice, industry awareness, and appreciation for the ways that the book is valued in the marketplace and in culture, provides a strong platform for entry into that field. 

The expansion of digital publishing, the growing sophistication of interactive e-books and the popularity of e-readers and tablets have brought new dimensions to the industry. Graduates will be prepared for opportunities in editorial, design, production, marketing and sales departments and the growing digital market.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Profession of Publishing 
  • Material Texts & Editing
  • The Publishing Industry 
  • Digital Publishing 
  • Adopt a Book 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) .


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant (e.g. Creative Writing, English, English Literature, History, Media Studies, American Studies, Law).
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications and/or relevant publishing or industry experience and applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.
  • For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) or equivalent is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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