MA Publishing careers

Establish yourself in a fiercely competitive industry and develop a critical advantage when launching your graduate career, by studying towards our MA Publishing. With a vocational focus and regular work placement opportunities, you’ll learn how to engage with and assess a project’s publishing viability and gain valuable experience in the creative industries.  

From production and distribution to marketing and sales, you’ll solidify your practical skills and gain insight into how a publishing venture is executed, from concept to realisation. 

A postgraduate qualification in publishing can offer routes into numerous businesses and organisations, such as:

  • large publishing houses 
  • international publishing companies
  • print and digital independent self-publishing
  • graphic design and communication businesses 
  • advertising agencies
  • film and animation studios
  • media companies.

Through the practical skills and industry experience gained on our MA Publishing, you’ll be well equipped to enter a diverse range of roles, including:

  • designer
  • editor 
  • art editor
  • journalist
  • illustrator
  • academic
  • researcher
  • marketing assistant
  • editorial assistant
  • production assistant
  • marketing and sales manager
  • freelance book illustrator
  • copywriter
  • design assistant.

Follow in the footsteps of our previous graduates and you could work for international publishers like Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, FW Media and Quadrille Publishing