Book on an Open Day

Study in Oxford on the most prestigious and internationally recognised publishing courses in the publishing industry.

1st for Journalism, Publishing and PR

2020 Guardian University Guide

97% Employability

DLHE Survey, 2017 leaver

90% Student Satisfaction

2021 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

The undergraduate and postgraduate programmes give you a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century. You'll be able to explore specialist areas in-depth through independent study and a dissertation or major project, and you'll develop the specialist skills you need for your career development. 

Our staff have extensive experience in national and international publishing roles. Many of them have written key texts on publishing. We also have an extensive list of visiting speakers and associate lecturers who are leading industry specialists.

Oxford is a global centre for the publishing industry. So you will have unrivalled access to work experience in Oxford, London and elsewhere.

The programmes are run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing, which enjoy a high international standing in the publishing world. You'll benefit from our close relationship with publishing companies in Oxford and London, and can apply for industry scholarships for our students. There are a range of industry visits including at the London, Frankfurt, Beijing and Bologna book fairs.


Podcasts from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, with speakers from the Publishing industry that are recorded in front of an audience of students, lecturers and guests.

Work experience

Our students have unrivalled access to work experience through our connections in all parts of the publishing industry. All our publishing students have the opportunity to do work experience during their course. This enables them to apply what they learn in a real environment, gain a greater understanding of how the industry works, and develop a network of contacts that will be invaluable to them in their career in publishing. Typically they have the chance to do a variety of work placements in a range of departments or market sectors.

We have two members of staff with responsibility for work experience and internships. In a typical year over 50 employers offer work placements to our students in Oxford, London and elsewhere. International students can do work experience alongside their studies, and many publishers welcome their skills and knowledge.

Our Publishing Advisory Board provides professional support from senior members of the publishing industry. Publishers represented there include:

  • Bloomsbury
  • Faber
  • HarperCollins
  • Hachette
  • Penguin Random House
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson

“The MA in Digital Publishing at Oxford Brookes equipped me with the knowledge and transferable skills necessary to navigate and find opportunities in a challenging and competitive job market in the UK and I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to start a career in publishing.'”

Flavia Marcocci, MA Digital Publishing