International Publishing

City, University of London

M.A. On Campus
12 months
16980 GBP/year
10080 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The City, University of London MA in International Publishing equips our graduates to compete for future roles in this stimulating, global and evolving industry.


This MA in International Publishing from City, University of London is designed for aspiring professionals who recognise that the global publishing industry is changing dramatically - and who wish to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed by the next generation of publishers. Your first degree might be from the Humanities, the Social Sciences or the Sciences; and you might be a recent graduate or someone with work experience either in publishing or in another field.


Located in the heart of London, the global centre of this creative, dynamic industry, this MA explores how publishing is evolving in the face of digitisation.

The programme provides you with an applied understanding of how books, journals, magazines and interactive resources are conceived, developed and marketed, including the key role of authorship.

You will be encouraged to explore whether your interests lie in publishing for entertainment, education, research or information. Alongside research-led analytical assignments, you will develop a portfolio of achievements relating to the global industry which reflect the range of professional roles in contemporary publishing, including editorial, marketing, production, and both print and digital content development.

Career prospects

City’s International Publishing graduates develop careers in a variety of organisations, with the majority of each class achieving a publishing role within months of graduating. The roles of a recent class show the range of possible careers in global publishing, including:

  • Trainee, Foreign Language Publishing Co, Shanghai
  • Rights Assistant, Literary Agency
  • Contracts Assistant and International Sales Representative, Academic Publishing
  • Rights Assistant, Fiction, Paris
  • Editorial Business Analyst, Condé Nast Japan
  • Marketing Assistant, Academic Publishing
  • Editor, Economics website
  • Publicist, Hachette NZ
  • Magazine Publishing, Beijing

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business and Marketing in Publishing
  • The role of Editorial & Production: Managing Authors, Lists & Intellectual Property
  • Digital Publishing
  • Publishing History and Culture
  • Major Project - Publishing and International Publishing (60 credits)
  • International Publishing Case Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

You should have:

  • an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution
  • evidence of a commitment to a career in publishing (such as experience within bookselling or publishing, voluntary or professional experience on a publication)
  • or evidence of research into current industry conditions

You are also encouraged to apply if you have relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK
Full-time: £10,080
  • EU
Full-time: £16,980
  • Non-EU
Full-time: £16,980


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