Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

The MA in Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes is respected throughout the world. The course gives you a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century. You'll be able to explore specialist areas in-depth through independent study and a dissertation or major project. And you'll develop the specialist skills you need for your career development. Our staff have extensive experience in national and international publishing roles. Many of them have written key texts on publishing. We also have an extensive list of visiting speakers and associate lecturers who are leading industry specialists. Oxford is a global centre for the publishing industry. So you will have unrivalled access to work experience in Oxford, London and elsewhere. Publishing Media is part of a group of courses run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, which enjoy a high international standing in the publishing world. You'll benefit from our close links with publishing companies in Oxford and London.


Compulsory modules

  • Editorial Management (20 credits)
  • Digital Workflow (20 credits)
  • Marketing (20 credits)
  • Dissertation or Major Project (60 credits)
Optional modules
  • Children's and Young Adult Publishing (20 credits)
  • Brand Management (20 credits)
  • Fiction and non-fiction publishing (20 credits)
  • Academic and Professional Publishing (20 credits)
  • Digital Publishing Strategy (20 credits)
  • Culture of Publishing (20 credits)
  • Independent Study (20 credits)
  • International Rights (20 credits)
  • Multi-platform Publishing (20 credits)
  • The Craft of Storytelling (20 credits)
- Global Responsibility: Building a Better Publisher (20 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is primarily by coursework. We also use a class test to assess your skills proofreading. We design assignments in all modules to assess the knowledge and skills you develop during the period of study. These align with industry practice and help you gain confidence in your ability to complete live publishing projects. After completing the course successfully, you will be ready to enter the publishing industry as an effective employee.

How to apply

International applicants

If your first language is not English then we will require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Entrants to the programme should possess the following minimum qualifications: - a second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject; or - an appropriate professional background and experience in the publishing industry. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to work in the publishing or communications industries. This attribute is usually evidenced through the application, personal statement or references. All applicants who meet the entry criteria are interviewed as an entry requirement. Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component

If English is not your first language then, please see here for our requirements and accepted alternative English language qualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11150 Year 1
Scotland £11150 Year 1
Wales £11150 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

The full-time fees quoted are for the taught Year 1. Fees will be charged for the placement year in Year 2 and are available on request.
Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS