Oxford Brookes University

Publishing and Language

This course is appropriate for those who wish to work in the field of international co-editions, translations, or international educational publishing. The MA consists of 4 compulsory modules and 2 elective modules plus a dissertation or major project. The PGDip consists of 4 compulsory modules and 2 elective modules.

Entry requirements

Good degree 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 who have not studied for a BA in English, require IELTS 7.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Design and production for publishing; editorial management; marketing management; publishing and language issues; dissertation or major project. Optional modules: e-publishing; international publishing management; new product development; journals publishing; children's publishing; magazine publishing; rights management; history and culture of 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
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01865 484959