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Publishing (MSc)


Course Description

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.

This is a part-time course which can be tailored to suit your needs.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Publishing-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

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.

We are also linked with the internationally renowned Scottish Centre for the Book based at Edinburgh Napier University.

This is a one year full-time course starting in September and is split up into three trimesters.

Subjects include:
- Publishing in context
- Publishing in practice 1
- From concept to creation
- Creative toolkit
- Publishing placement and professional development
- Publishing in practice 2 (live projects)
- Dissertation

One option from:
- New venture creation
- From script to screen
- Interactive media
- Magazine publishing

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

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

Visit the Publishing (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. The selection procedure for this course is heavily weighted on the content of your personal statement and will also involve an interview (either person, telephone or Skype).

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