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What will I learn?

The Master of Arts (Publishing Studies) programme takes a proactive look at the world of publication, while deeply dissecting the meaning and reasons of writings both locally and internationally.

Publishing requires the knowledge of many disciplines – from recognising and appreciating truly great works, to understanding and applying new technologies to the publication industry. Be it a literary novel to a scientific paper, each publication has the potential to change how we think. Words can open the eyes of the world.

Career Opportunity

This program produces graduates who will have an enhanced opportunity to succeed in publishing and publishing-related careers such as:

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Media Writer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Publisher
  • Project Manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees
RM25,900.00 (US$ 5,657) per year
Admission fees: RM 4,080
Start date

October 2022


Universiti Malaya

Jalan Universiti,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

50603, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Preference will be given to applicants having a Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA 3.0 and above or its equivalent. A band 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic); or A score of 550 paper based total, a score of 213 for computer-based total or a score of 80 for internet-based total for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

For international students

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field with minimum CGPA 3.0 or its equivalent.

To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total, a score of 213 for a computer-based total or a score of 80 for an internet-based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL); or

To obtain a band of 6.0 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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