MLitt in Publishing Studies

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication provides a comprehensive and coherent approach to all forms of publishing: book, journals, magazine, and digital. The MLitt in Publishing Studies programme covers the whole process of planning, editing, production, marketing and publication management. It is dedicated to teaching the best current publishing practice, so the programme content is updated each year as a result of the rapid changes that are transforming the industry worldwide.

Find out more about the MLitt in Publishing Studies from this short film, and via our prospectus entry.

The MLitt in Publishing Studies offers graduates in any discipline a broadly-based introduction to the publication process, focused on printed books, journals and magazines, and with a strong focus on digital media developments, within an international context. It is suitable for graduates hoping to enter the publishing industry or any business or charity where they will provide publishing expertise, and for overseas publishing professionals seeking to expand their international knowledge.

There are usually 25-35 students on the programme, which begins in September and lasts for one academic year (two for part-time students). Students come from all over the world to study publishing at Stirling – in recent years we have had students the UK, Ireland, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Latvia, the Netherlands, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan and the United States.

The programme is demanding, stimulating and enjoyable, and many publishers now consider it to be the equivalent of a year’s experience within a publishing company. Our graduates occupy senior positions in both commercial and not-for-profit publication organisations throughout the world.

The Centre also offers an MRes in Publishing Studies, and the possibility to study for a PhD.