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Publishing (distance learning) MA or PGDip or PGCert

Publishing (distance learning) MA or PGDip or PGCert

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

32 months

Start date

JAN-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Publishing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Publishing (distance learning) is a flexible learning programme. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for successful entry into publishing, while studying from home.

This course closely follows our established campus-based MA publishing degrees. We have designed it to address publishing employers' needs. But more importantly, so that you can study while in employment in any field.

The publishing industry needs individuals who are able to assess, evaluate and synthesize data. So you will develop skills and knowledge in:

  • marketing
  • production
  • editorial functions
  • data analysis
  • writing practices.

As part of a study group of other students, you will be supported by a tutor. As well as a Subject Coordinator who will give you further academic guidance.

All modules are delivered online using interactive features of the virtual learning environment (VLE), Moodle.

Career prospects

This course is targeted at individuals who either want to start a career in publishing or who are already working and want to enhance their career with an advanced degree.

If you are a recent graduate who wants to enter publishing but are unable to continue with full time study then this programme enables you to develop appropriate knowledge of the industry. If you are already working and want to progress your career or change career, then the topics we cover in this programme provide the basis for this change.

Modules

Introduction to the role of the commissioning editor in contemporary publishing, within a range of market sectors. You explore the strategic role of the editor in the publishing process and acquire the knowledge and skills required for the development of economically viable new projects in both print and digital form. This module includes coverage of the editorial process in a digital environment, both in terms of content delivery and workflow. Topics covered include the importance and application of market research, working with authors and agents, and the management and exploitation of intellectual property. Financial responsibilities of the editor are presented and the necessity of business acumen demonstrated. Development of new products, with particular emphasis on list building and adding value to a company, are key subjects for study.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

7,700

Entry requirements

Entrants to the programme should possess the following: a 2:1 honours degree or above or international equivalent in any subject. demonstrable interest in the creative publishing industries, such as work experience or voluntary work in a publishing company or fulfilling a publishing-related function in a non-publishing organisation. two references; these may be, for example, two academic references, or one academic reference and one from an employer. access to the Internet through broadband or fast modem on a daily basis. This programme is delivered through web technology and makes extensive use of digital resources. In order to study effectively on this programme, students should have experience and familiarity with computer technology.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching and equipping students...more

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