What will I learn?

Overview

The MA in Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes is respected throughout the world. The course gives you a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century.

You'll be able to explore specialist areas in-depth through independent study and a dissertation or major project. And you'll develop the specialist skills you need for your career development.

Our staff have extensive experience in national and international publishing roles. Many of them have written key texts on publishing. We also have an extensive list of visiting speakers and associate lecturers who are leading industry specialists.

Oxford is a global centre for the publishing industry. So you will have unrivalled access to work experience in Oxford, London and elsewhere.

Publishing Media is part of a group of courses run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, which enjoy a high international standing in the publishing world. You'll benefit from our close links with publishing companies in Oxford and London.

Assessment

Assessment is primarily by coursework.

We also use a limited number of class tests assess your skills in rights, marketing, and proofreading.

We design assignments in all modules to assess the knowledge and skills you develop during the period of study. These align with industry practice and help you gain confidence in your ability to complete live publishing projects.

After completing the course successfully, you will be ready to enter the publishing industry as an effective employee.

Career prospects

Our programmes in Publishing provide you with the skills, knowledge and equally important access to networks that kickstart your career in publishing, or improve your current position.

Graduates who have completed publishing courses at Oxford Brookes have been exceptionally successful in obtaining employment soon after graduation and have a strong record of career progression because our courses enjoy a high international standing. Our flexible work experience opportunities with local, regional, national and international publishing enterprises provide you with the essential up-to-date practical knowledge that will enhance your employment prospects on completing the programme.

In addition our teaching staff have extensive experience in national and international publishing roles and a broad range of contacts that are at your disposal for your individual interests in this diverse industry.

While studying with us, you will develop a wide range of publishing and general management skills, including advanced IT proficiency. Graduates who have completed our publishing courses have been exceptionally successful in obtaining employment in the following roles:

  • trade
  • children's journals
  • ELT and schools publishing
  • rights management
  • digital production.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Which department am I in?

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Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£14,900.00 (US$ 20,195) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Headington Campus

Gipsy Lane,

Oxford,

Oxfordshire,

OX3 0BP, England

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
Standard Degree fee - £14,900; sandwich (placement) fee - £1,500. The full-time fees quoted are for the taught Year 1. Fees will be charged for the placement year in Year 2 and are available on request.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Headington Campus

Gipsy Lane,

Oxford,

Oxfordshire,

OX3 0BP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A four year bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Bachelor degree requirement: 2.1 (for direct entry) with GPA 3.2; 2.2 (for direct entry) with GPA 2.7; Pass guide (for a pre-master's course) with GPA 2.0. IELTS 6.0-7.0 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking (see individual course details).

For international students

Entrants to the programme should possess the following minimum qualifications: a second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject; or an appropriate professional background and experience in the publishing industry. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to work in the publishing or communications industries. This attribute is usually evidenced through the application and personal statement, references or at interview (all applicants who meet the entry criteria are interviewed). English language requirements: If your first language is not English then we will require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component

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

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