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MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

Welcome to the award-winning MA Publishing at the University of Central Lancashire. We have been teaching Publishing for over a decade. Our curriculum has been designed with student, alumni and industry consultation. This includes professionals from Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Macmillan and Hachette.

The MA is affiliated with UCLan Publishing, an award-winning independent Publishing house which operates out of the university. Students will have full access to the resources throughout their studies to gain practical skills and the industry experience vital for a successful career in Publishing.

UCLan Publishing is recognised on both sides of the fence: in academia and in industry. We have won the prestigious Times Higher Award for Innovation in the Arts (2018) and in industry we won the Nick Robinson Newcomer Award at the Independent Publishing Awards (2019).

Students from the MA Publishing have gone on to have successful careers in industry. We have graduates working in editorial, marketing, design, sales and rights. We have also had students go on to work in related professions such as Head of Communications and PR.

Why study with us

  • You will be provided with opportunities to work with the content from the commercial publishing house, UCLan Publishing. This means you will be able to directly implement your learning into supporting the business thus gaining invaluable work experience to add to your CV as you go through the curriculum.
  • We teach important digital skills for industry and the workplace. For example, InDesign, Photoshop, Audition, Audacity.
  • We are the founders of the Northern Young Adult Literary Festival which is an Arts Council funded festival designed to make Children’s and Young Adult books more accessible to an audience in the North. The festival has had prestigious authors attend such as Juno Dawson, Holly Bourne, Melinda Salisbury, Matt Killeen, Patrice Lawrence and Yaba Badoe.


This module will support you to learn from our affiliate and award-winning publishing house; UCLan Publishing. You will build a portfolio of skills from working throughout the academic year on important projects such social media marketing; podcasting; audio books; website maintenance; covers meetings and much more. You will hear from guest speakers, alumni and our authors about being part of UCLan Publishing and how to make the most out of your Masters course.

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Entry requirements

Degree: 2:2 Honours degree in related subject or equivalent qualification. A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application. We will take into account previous experience in the workplace.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more

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