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MLittPublishing Studies

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
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Tuition fee for a Postgraduate course at the University of Stirling can range from £20,845 – £22,825. Please refer to the university webpage for further information.

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The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering a comprehensive and coherent approach to all forms of publishing.

You’ll develop expert knowledge of the entire publishing process in both print and digital environments – from planning, editing and production, to marketing and publication management. The content of this course is updated every year to reflect the rapid changes that transform the industry, so you’ll graduate with cutting-edge skills and knowledge of current publishing industry practice and standards.

This course is demanding, stimulating and enjoyable – which is why many publishers now consider it equivalent to a year’s worth of experience at a publishing company. Graduates occupy senior positions in both commercial and not-for-profit publication organisations across the world.

They have excellent links with publishing businesses, and a finger on the pulse of the industry and its changing needs. That means the teaching team will equip you with all the intellectual and practical qualities needed for a successful working life in publishing and related organisations.

Career opportunities

This Masters course is designed to lead directly into publishing and publishing-related careers, offering you the expert skills, knowledge and networks you’ll need to succeed. The course also offers excellent employability prospects, and they have almost 40 years’ worth of graduates now working in the publishing and related industries across the world. Entry level jobs students have gone into in recent years include:

Publicity Assistant, Canongate
Publicity Assistant, Faber and Faber
Production Assistant, Faber and Faber
Production Assistant, Bloomsbury
Rights Assistant, Bloomsbury
Editorial Assistant, Simon & Schuster
Marketing Assistant, Taylor and Francis
Events and Marketing Assistant, The Bookseller
Sales and Marketing Assistant, McGraw Hill
Production Assistant, Oxford University Press
Editorial Assistant, Oxford University Press
Production Editor, Cicerone Press
Publishing Assistant, Cengage Learning
Web editor, Digital Publishing Department, China Social Sciences Press
Foreign Rights Specialist, Suncolor Publishing Group
Web Editor, BooksfromScotland.com

Some alumni who have worked in the publishing industry have gone onto the following job roles:

Group Sales Director and President (Asia Region), Taylor and Francis
Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland
Managing Editor, Little Island Books
Higher Education Texts and eBook Sales Manager, Taylor and Francis (Asia Pacific)
Director, World Book Day
Publisher, Home Learning, HarperCollins
Production Editor, Taylor and Francis
Founder and Publisher, 404 Ink
Founder and Publisher, Tapsalteerie and Lumphanan Press
Junior Agent, The North Literary Agency

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States