Publishing Studies

Publishing Studies

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,250
Domestic tuition: £7,000

Program overview

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering expertise in contemporary and historical publishing in the UK and beyond. The MRes Publishing Studies is a research preparation Master’s course that offers students the opportunity for tailor-made Master’s study in the field of publishing studies. It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research with a specialism in publishing. The course helps you to develop an analytical and research-driven approach towards publishing. It also offers maximum flexibility so that you can tailor the course to fit your research interests and professional practice. Graduates from the MRes course often go on to further study, such as a pursuing a PhD through concentrated research with a specialism in publishing. That being said, the course also allows you to examine in-depth issues affecting your current practice.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. You must submit a research proposal of 2,000 words along with your application. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each sub-skill Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with 56 in each sub-skill IBT TOEFL 80 overall with 18 in reading, 23 in writing, 19 in listening and 21 in speaking

Career opportunities

This research-focused Masters course can be used to advance existing publishing careers, or for students to pursue further study at PhD-level. We have over 30 years’ worth of graduates now working in the publishing and related industries across the world. Entry level jobs the students have gone into in recent years include: Publicity Assistant, Canongate Publicity Assistant, Faber & Faber Marketing Assistant, Taylor & Francis Events & Marketing Assistant, The Bookseller Sales & 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,

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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