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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

For the past ten years, we have worked closely with top professionals in the publishing world to create a unique curriculum which provides you with an excellent academic qualification and the vocational and practical skills vital for you to pursue a successful career in Publishing.

Our team of lecturers and tutors are dedicated academics and experienced practitioners in the book industries. Our programme has been designed in consultation with leading publishing houses such as Canongate, Faber & Faber, Harpercollins and Penguin, academic publishing houses, such as Liverpool University Press and Manchester University Press, as well as specialist houses, such as Carcanet and Comma Press.

Many of our graduates over the past ten years now work in the publishing world, and our Alumni network is a vital contacts system for current students. We have alumni contacts in Macmillan, Palgrave, Penguin, Manchester University Press, BBC (children’s department), Ishara Press, Oxford University Press, Nielsen Book scan, Oxfam (in Kenya) and Waterstone’s, working in roles as diverse as editors, project managers, bibliographic editors, production coordinators and picture researchers, many in senior positions and willing to offer work placements and opportunities to current students.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The programme incorporates a range of assessment strategies including presentations, pitches, independent and group work and practical projects that contribute to your understanding of how publishing works.

Opportunities

We have good contacts in the publishing and book businesses. This helps our students gain good work experience placements. We provide the opportunity for students to undertake a placement of between 1 and 6 weeks. Previous students have been placed at Canongate, HarperCollins, Waterstone’s Head Office, Random House, Transworld, Nosy Crow, Manchester University Press, Chicken House, Seven Stories, Liverpool University Press, Book trust and many others. You will also gain PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 97

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    116 58%

    50th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    5th

    14

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