Train to become a publisher at a centre of publishing excellence. Our intensive, practical course works with industry and will open doors for you.
We provide the specialist training and experience you need to succeed in the fast-paced, vibrant world of publishing.
Our intensive, industry focused publishing programme is the ‘standard bearer for publishing education in the UK’ (Source: Professional Publishers Association).
Our focus is vocational, providing you with the industry-specific and research skills demanded by employers, the invaluable contacts that will open doors, and a placement that will provide you with crucial experience.
MSc Publishing works closely with the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), and was recently awarded the prestigious Creative Skillset Tick. Edinburgh Napier is the only University to have doubly accredited postgraduate Publishing provision.
Our programme works with industry and will open doors for you. Our team has strong relationships with thought leaders across industry, commerce and academia which helps to ensure you are at the forefront of the latest thinking, processes and technology. The expansion of digital media has created a need for highly specialised skills in publishing. This course will give you the specialist training and experience demanded by publishing employers. You’ll develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving, and will graduate with an excellent understanding of the industry in an international context.
You will become familiar with every aspect of the publishing process, meet industry professionals and attend prestigious events such as the London International Book Fair, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Magfest. You’ll have further opportunities to meet with industry professionals and make valuable contacts at UNESCO Literary Salons, book launches, author readings and literary events.
• Publishing in context • Publishing in practice: From Concept to Creation • Creative toolkit • Publishing placement and professional development • Publishing in practice: From Creation to Consumer • Dissertation
Plus one option from • New venture creation • Fiction and the Fiction Market • Interactive media • Magazine publishing
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
We have a strong record of placing graduates in relevant employment because we provide you with the most up-to-date skills required by a rapidly advancing industry.
You will be prepared for work in areas including book and magazine publishing (editing, design, production, sales or marketing); journal publishing; consumer and corporate publishing; online and digital publishing; or as a publishing entrepreneur.
A work placement module is offered on this course. Your work placement and subsequent employment could be in:
Career opportunities: • book, magazine or journal publishing (editing, design, production, sales or marketing) • consumer and corporate publishing • online and digital publishing • publishing entrepreneur