Oxford Brookes University


The course gives students a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century, and provides scope to develop specialist skills required for career development. It also enables in-depth exploration of specialist areas through independent study and the dissertation.

Entry requirements

Good degree (2.1) in any subject or significant industry experience is required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to work in the publishing or communications industries. Applicants whose 1st language is not English, or have not studied a higher education degree in English, require IELTS 7.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Design and production for publishing; editorial management; marketing management for publishing; dissertation or major project. Optional modules: E-publishing; new product development; international publishing management; journals publishing; publishing and language issues; rights management; history and culture of publishing; magazine publishing; children's publishing; digital media publishing; independent study in publishing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily by coursework. A limited number of class tests assess skills in applying marketing terms and in proof reading.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,495 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,870 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,820 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 6,560 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

Key information

School of Arts
Telephone number: 
01865 484959