Publishing courses in higher and further education

Pre-entry training

Anglia Ruskin University

  • Two-year MA in Publishing

Further details: Samantha Rayner, course convenor, tel 01245 68 68 68, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). web www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/publishing

Bath Spa University

  • Three-year BA/BSc (Hons) Publishing (Combined Award) in Publishing

Further details: Admissions Service, Bath Spa University, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN, tel: 01225 876115, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). web http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/schools/humanities-and-cultural-industries/courses/undergraduate/Publishing

  • Visual Design, taken as part of the BA (Hons) Creative Arts award, covers some aspects of the publishing process

Further details: Admissions Service, Bath Spa University, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN, tel: 01225 876115, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). web http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/schools/art-and-design/courses/undergraduate/Visual-Design

City University, London

  • One-year full-time MA in publishing studies

Further details: Mary Ann Kernan, programme director, MA Publishing Studies, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, tel: 020 7040 8221, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). web: http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/publishing-studies

  • One-year full-time or three-year part-time MA/MSc in electronic publishing

Further details: Programmes Office, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, tel: 020 7040 0248, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). web: http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/electronic-publishing

Edinburgh Napier University

  • MSc Publishing: one year (full time) or two years (part time)

Further details: Avril Gray (email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), programme leader, Edinburgh Napier University, Craighouse Campus, Edinburgh EH10 5LG, tel: 08452 60 60 40, web: www.courses.napier.ac.uk/W54701.htm.

Kingston University: Department of Journalism and Publishing

  • MA Publishing: one year (full time) or two years (part time)

Further details: Alison Baverstock (email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), course leader, Department of Journalism and Publishing, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, tel: 020 8547 2000, web: www.kingston.ac.uk/pgpublish.

London College of Communication: University of the Arts London (formerly London College of Printing)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Publishing: 30 weeks
  • MA Publishing: 45 weeks

With learning, including digital publishing, to either (1) book and journal or (2) magazine.

Further details: Desmond O'Rourke, course director, MA Publishing, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB, tel: 020 7514 6729, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), web: http://www.ma-publishing.comor ‘LCC' i-Phone App.

Loughborough University: Department of Information Science

  • Publishing and English: three years BA(Hons) or four years including one-year work placement BA(Hons) DIS

Further details: Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough LE11 3TU, tel: 01509 222 967, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), web: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/arts/publishing-english/

Middlesex University

Oxford Brookes University

  • BA Publishing Media single/combined honours: three-year full-time (part-time also available) that, in combined honours, can be coupled with study in another subject, including English and Marketing Management. Communications, Media and Culture are also popular combinations, and History of Art, Music and Film Studies can make excellent partners
  • MA in Publishing
  • MA in Digital Publishing
  • MA in International Publishing (global environment)
  • MA in Publishing and Language
  • European Master in Publishing
  • MA in Book History and Publishing Culture

Further details: Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, School of Arts & Humanities, Buckley Building, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP, tel: 01865 741 111, web: www.brookes.ac.uk/publishing

Plymouth University

  • MA in Publishing

Further details: Postgraduate Admissions, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth, 6 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, tel: 01752 238 106, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), web: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/ma-publishing.

University College London

  • MA in Publishing: one to five years (one year full-time, part-time available)

Further details: Professor Iain Stevenson, course director, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), UCL Centre for Publishing, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, tel: 020 7679 2477/2107, fax: 020 7383 0557, web: www.publishing.ucl.ac.uk.

University of Stirling

  • MLitt in Publishing: one year (part-time: two years)
  • MRes in Publishing Studies: one year (part-time: two years)
  • MSc in International Publishing Management: one year
  • PhD in Publishing Studies

Further details: Professor Claire Squires, Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, School of Arts & Humanities, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, tel: +44 (0)1786 467510, fax: +44 (0)1786 466210, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), web: www.publishing.stir.ac.uk.

Summary of universities/colleges offering degree courses

Degree courses

  • Bath Spa University
  • Loughborough University
  • Middlesex University
  • Oxford Brookes University

Postgraduate courses

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • City University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Kingston University
  • London College of Communication
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Plymouth University
  • University College London
  • University of Stirling

Post-entry training

Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Publishing Training Centre

The industry training organisation for book publishing. Offers classroom-based courses, many of which run several times a year, covering proofreading and editing (on paper and on screen), digital publishing, marketing and publicity, and project management. In addition, the PTC has a number of distance-learning courses including Basic Proofreading and Basic Editing.

Further details: Publishing Training Centre, 45 East Hill, London SW18 2QZ, tel: 020 8874 2718, fax: 020 8870 8985, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), website www.train4publishing.co.uk

Ryerson University Continuing Education (Chang School), Toronto, Canada

  • Individual short courses in Publishing (available as distance learning)
  • Certificate in Publishing (eight 42-hour courses, available as distance learning)

This program teaches the skills necessary to publish books successfully. The program will be of interest to the following: (a) those who want to enter the publishing industry (b) those who are employed in the publishing industry or in areas where publishing skills are required (c) those who are working as freelancers in publishing-related fields (d) those who wish to upgrade their credentials with a view to career change.

Further details: Brad Horning and Meg Taylor, Academic Coordinators, Publishing. tel: 416 979 5035, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , web www.ryerson.ca/ce/publishing.

Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies, Vancouver, Canada

  • Certificate in Publishing (120-hour minimum course)

The Publishing certificate program helps individuals develop the skills that could see them working for a general interest magazine, specialising in web design, or setting up their own desktop publishing business.

Further details: James Lang, Program Assistant. tel: 778 782 8975, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) , web http://www.sfu.ca/wpp/pubcert.htm.