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Full time | Plymouth University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Publishing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MA Publishing

Do you want to launch your graduate career in a competitive, dynamic global industry that spans both the arts and the sciences? With our highly-regarded and well-established MA you can develop vital editorial, production and marketing skills, while working with industry-relevant digital technologies. We focus heavily on employability and you will undertake work placements, engage with live publishing projects, travel to national industry events and build a network of professional contacts.

Careers with this subject

Graduate destinations include: Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, FW Media and Quadrille Publishing. Students establish a network of contacts through a dedicated work placement module as well as collaborating on live publishing projects with the University of Plymouth Press.

Key features

  • Tailor your time at university to meet your needs by fitting your study around work and personal commitments. This part-time route allows you to study over two years, giving you the flexibility to study at a pace which suits you.
  • Engage with contemporary digital technologies, academic debate and research through the University’s Centre for Media, Art and Design research (MADr).
  • Network with industry professionals, attend exclusive seminars and discover the global reach of publishing by attending the London Book Fair.
  • Take advantage of our excellent technical and creative facilities, including a suite of Apple Mac computers, small and large scale digital printers, a letterpress workshop and digital sound and video editing suites.
  • Gain a vocational qualification endorsed by the publishing sector and establish your career in an industry that contributes £4.7 billion to the UK economy.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the publishing industry, with exceptional teaching delivered by professionals skilled in editorial, design and digital.
  • Refine and test your newly acquired skills by undertaking a proofreading and copyediting qualification, as part of your masters degree.
  • Benefit from a long-standing partnership with the University of Plymouth Press, enabling you to gain work experience and collaborate on live publishing projects.
  • Immerse yourself in the regional publishing and arts sector through involvement with projects such as Mayflower 2020.
  • Establish a network of contacts through a dedicated work placement module. Benefit from invaluable partnerships with publishing professionals and a team of academic staff with extensive and diverse experience in the industry.
  • Get ahead in a competitive, fast-paced sector by developing skills in editing, production, marketing, digital publishing, product development and publication design.
  • Engage in academic debate and foster a curiosity for industry trends alongside the development of vocational skills.
  • Tailor your time at university to meet your needs by fitting your study around work and personal commitments. Our part-time route allows you to study over two years, giving you the flexibility to study at a pace which suits you.

Modules

This Module offers the opportunity to engage effectively within the different stages of the publishing process, taking into consideration the mode of production, distribution, content, structure, target audience and the viability in terms of the products¿ suitability, quality and profitability.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more