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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Train for professional publishing roles with the Publishing MA from City. From research-led assignments to digital content development, we will give you an extensive range of modern skills and knowledge required to succeed in this fascinating and constantly changing global industry.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will learn how publishing is continuing to evolve alongside the digital revolution.

Our programme gives you an applied understanding of how physical and digital texts are conceived, developed and marketed.

Your learning will be directly influenced by your own publishing interests. This could mean publishing for entertainment, education, research or information.

Together with research-led analytical assignments, you will develop a portfolio that reflects the range of professional roles in contemporary publishing.

Who is this course for?

If you recognise that global publishing is undergoing dramatic change and you want to gain professionally relevant skills, our programme is ideal.

Your first degree might be from the humanities or social sciences, and you could be a new graduate or have an amount of work experience.

We equip you with the knowledge and skills needed by the next generation of publishers.


Our Publishing MA graduates develop careers in a variety of organisations, and most secure a publishing role within months of graduating.

This selection of positions secured by our recent Publishing MA graduates shows the scope of potential global careers:

  • Trainee, Foreign Language Publishing Co, Shanghai
  • Editorial Business Analyst, Condé Nast Japan
  • Publicist, Hachette New Zealand
  • Magazine Publishing, Beijing
  • Digital Marketing Executive, Bloomsbury
  • Rights Assistant, Fiction, Paris
  • Picture Researcher, Hodder
  • Marketing, Random House
  • Editorial, Production Assistant and Rights Assistants, Children’s Publishing
  • Contracts Assistant, Academic Publishing.


We encourage you to undertake an optional work internship during your time here. An internship can give you an essential step towards your first career move.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

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

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

Nearly all degrees offer the opportunity of a work placement, a clinical placement or time studying abroad. Many offer professional accreditation.
A diverse and welcoming community with buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union, student counselling and an award-winning student centre.
Partnerships with more than 100 leading institutions across the globe bring exciting opportunities to study abroad and get international work experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 97 26

    97th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    133 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.52 70%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    110 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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