Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University


This course take students on an in-depth exploration of the publishing industry, and equips them with vital skills for a career in publishing and many related fields. By investigating areas like commissioning and editing, business management, marketing, production and publishing law, students develop the skills and knowledge to plan and implement publishing projects in the context of emerging digital media. While studying with us, students benefit from many opportunities with publishing professionals, such as work placements, projects, field trips and guest lectures. Our professional mentoring scheme provides students with their own mentor from industry according to their career interests, so they have the best possible introduction to the world of publishing. We run a number of publishing and marketing short courses which our MA Publishing students can join for free.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. If English is not the 1st language, applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in the writing component or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Core modules include: Creativity and content in publishing; legal, rights and digital issues in publishing; the business of publishing; production processes in publishing; major project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of essays, reports, business plans and book proposals, individual and group presentations and their final project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 3,450 per Credit (EU fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 15 months
MA Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 686868