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York St John University

12 months
13000 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The focus of this Publishing course at York St John University is on contemporary publishing and emergent themes in writing. You will engage with a diverse and inclusive range of creative and critical texts in a variety of forms, enhancing your knowledge of the current publishing landscape. 


Your major project will be the co-creation of a publication, such as The York Literary Review. This will be a journal of original literature, including prose, poetry, non-fiction and art. You will also have the flexibility to pursue your own projects that you are passionate about. Projects can be developed and tailored to your learning needs. The staff team of award-winning writers have an exciting and diverse approach to creative writing, literature and publication and are able to supervise a huge range of proposed projects.

You will be encouraged to take a professional approach to your study and attend the variety of events provided by the York Centre for Writing. These include visits from agents, publishers, editors and writers and fosters an important sense of belonging and community. You will also have opportunities to attend trips away.

Our reading lists are diverse and innovative, often promoting the work of authors who have been marginalised and the publishers who champion them. This is an important element of our ongoing work to decolonise the curriculum. We encourage you to approach your practice and study within wider political, environmental and cultural contexts.


This Publishing course at York St John University will help prepare you for a career in the publishing industry. You will also leave with transferable skills in:

  • Project management
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Journey of the Book: the Publishing Process
  • Publishing Then and Now
  • The Business of Publishing
  • Practical Publishing
  • Publishing Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree in a related subject
  • Interview: if your degree is in a non-related subject
  • Your application many be considered if you have a degree in Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences or other related subjects.
  • If you have a 2:2 undergraduate degree and knowledge of a subject related to publishing, you may be accepted on to the course following an interview. You may also be required to submit written work to support your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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