English Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Delivered in collaboration with leading industry professionals, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of careers in publishing. You will explore the complex anatomies and eco-systems of the publishing industry and its markets in the UK and internationally, as well as the trends, innovations, opportunities and challenges facing this rapidly changing profession. Through the duration of the course, you will gain a working knowledge of the business of publishing, examining the structures of a range of organisational models, from major corporate brands to small independent outfits; and you will develop an understanding of the different stages, roles and skills involved in the publishing process, and the different publishing formats and platforms available.

  • An exciting masters degree - a highly practical course designed to get you ready for a career in the publishing industry.
  • Based in Manchester – a UNESCO City of Literature, with a burgeoning culture of creative industries looking for talented graduates, and an exceptional growth of publishing ventures and opportunities. Manchester is a literary hub, with numerous events and festivals to attend each year. With two of the biggest publishing corporations, Hachette and HarperCollins, running offices here, we believe there has never been a better time to study publishing in Manchester.
  • Industry networks – networking is vital to getting you a head start in the publishing industry. All our tutors have extensive experience in the industry and excellent contacts. We have partnerships with many organisations in the book trade including Hachette, HarperCollins and Penguin Random House.
  • Creative and academic expertise – this MA combines the talents of one of the UK’s most successful programme of Creative Writing, with the international expertise of the Department of Languages, Information and Communication, to give you the greatest possible range of expertise.
  • Interdisciplinary – you will be encouraged to engage with other departments, including the Manchester Writing School, Journalism, Art and Illustration, Education and Linguistics, and guest speakers from a variety of disciplines will offer their advice and expertise. Publishing is truly interdisciplinary and our specialisms reflect that.
  • Excellent resources – you will have the opportunity to train in industry standard software such as Adobe Creative and Nielsen BookScan.
  • Home to Manchester Poetry Library - Manchester Poetry Library is the North West's first public poetry library and holds over 12,000 books and recordings that can be explored through the online catalogue, in person and through the annual programme of events.


Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related humanities subject, including a basic grounding in literature, film or critical theory. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For further information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
English Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS