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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Explore the UK and international publishing industries in-depth. Learn about the various aspects and processes of traditional and digital publishing from idea inception to production, legal issues, sales and marketing.

MA Publishing degree will take you on a journey through the modern publishing industry, giving you vital skills and knowledge not only for a career in publishing, but in many other related fields as well.

You will investigate how publishing products and services are commissioned and brought to completion, including the modern production processes and business strategies used to succeed in the competitive media environment.

You will also consider the legal environment in which publishing operates, focussing on the management, sale and licensing of rights in publishing as well as looking at wider issues connected to digital publishing, such as contracts and rights negotiations.

Assessment

Modules are subject to change and availability. You will show your progress on the course through a combination of essays, reports, business plans, book proposals and individual or group presentations, as well as your final Major Project.

Careers

Our MA Publishing will help you develop skills and knowledge for a career in the publishing industry or any field that involves editorial work, marketing, business planning or project management. Many of our graduates now work in a publishing-related role with companies such as Bloomsbury, Wiley Capstone, Pearson, Cambridge University Press and Macmillan. You might also decide to continue to a research degree, such as our PhD Publishing. You will also acheive PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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

University information

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    115th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Welcoming local community and buddy scheme.
Diverse student cohort from all over the world.
Specialised international student advice service.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 97 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    98 49%

    86th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    61st

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    63rd

    6

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