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Publishing degrees abroad

Publishing is the study of how books, magazines, journals, and digital texts are produced, marketed, and consumed.

You’ll develop a detailed understanding of publishing operations, including planning, designing, and editing. You’ll also build your professional skills by working closely with authors and learning about copyright law. As well as looking at the history of the industry, you’ll examine contemporary trends, like the rapid emergence of digital publications.

Studying publishing abroad will put you at the forefront of a rapidly changing global industry. You’ll see how texts are modified, translated, and distributed to meet the needs of readers in different countries and cultures. You’ll have the chance to visit foreign publishing houses, work alongside leading publishers, and improve your employability.

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Publishing program structure

You can study publishing at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Two-year associate degrees lay the foundations for entry-level employment or further study on a bachelor’s program.

Bachelor’s degrees in publishing are normally studied over three or four years, depending on your university. While you can study publishing as a stand-alone subject, you’re more likely to find it paired with another field as part of a joint-honors BA. Some of the most common pairings include English, creative writing, history, media, and business.

Master’s programs lasting one or two years are the most popular choice amongst aspiring publishers. To enroll in an MA course, you’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree in any subject, but qualifications in the humanities and social sciences are often preferred.

A PhD is the highest formal qualification available. These research-based degrees require at least four years of study, but programs can last up to seven or eight years.

As a publishing student, your timetable will be made up of lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials. You’ll probably be assessed through a mixture of essays, exams, presentations, and research projects.

Every university publishing program will offer different elective modules, so you can tailor your program to reflect your interests and strengths. However, most will cover these fundamental topics:

  • History of publishing
  • Creating text for publication
  • Digital publishing
  • Cultural contexts of publishing
  • The editorial process
  • Print and society
  • Legal and ethical publishing
  • Publishing issues and innovations

Publishing study abroad programs

Publishing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in publishing

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    Digital Publishing and Communication: E-Publishing - BA Florence University of the Arts, Italy

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,235 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,668 EUR

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Creative Writing and Publishing - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,105 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,675 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    English Writing, Literature and Publishing - BBA The American University of Rome, Italy

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,786 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,000 EUR

    Start date
    September, January
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    English: Editing and Publishing - BA Illinois College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    36,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,870 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    English: Professional Writing and Publishing - BA University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,616 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in publishing

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    Desktop Publishing - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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Diploma in publishing

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    Writing and Publishing (Vernon Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,780 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Certificate in publishing

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    Desktop Publishing - Cert (Arts) St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    6,660 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,660 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Publishing graduate programs

Master's in publishing

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    Creative Writing and Publishing - MFA Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,336 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,336 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Creative Writing and Publishing - MFA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,192 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,192 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Creative Writing and Publishing - MA Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,618 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Writing and Publishing - MWP RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,400 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Publishing - MSc Pace University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 43,920 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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Certificate in publishing

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    Publishing: Book, Magazine and Electronic - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,303 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future publishing careers

A degree in publishing will equip you with the knowledge, tools, and industry insight you’ll need to begin a successful career in the field.

You’ll also acquire a wide range of transferable communication, analytical, and creative skills that can be applied across several roles and sectors, including:

  • Publisher
  • Editor
  • Teacher
  • Author
  • Public relations officer
  • Advertising specialist
  • Literary agent
  • Sales manager

Gaining as much relevant work experience as possible during the university holidays is vital if you’re hoping to secure employment in this increasingly competitive profession. Most universities have a career service that can help you find placement opportunities and apply for them.