Oxford Brookes University

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

MA in Book History and Publishing Culture



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Book History and Publishing Culture

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This course is closely linked to the renowned MA in Publishing. The core programme focuses on the theory and practice of authorship, textual production, dissemination and reception in the period 1870 to the present day. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take elective MA modules in Publishing, English and History, enabling the study of the interrelations between these disciplines. The MA in Book History and Publishing Culture is aimed at anyone interested in the history of the book and the publishing industry, from the introduction of the paperback to the advent of the ebook. It draws on theories of print culture and book history to identify the ideological challenges to the culture of publishing and the ways in which contemporary practice has been shaped by social, economic and technological developments.


Masters: 180 M credits. Our MA course benefits from rigorous quality assurance procedures and regularly received excellent feedback from external examiners, employers, students and professional bodies. Many graduates realise a significant career progression and go on to achieve high status in the industry of their choice.

International Student Requirements:

English language requirements If your home language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. In addition to the academic entry qualifications, you must have one of the following or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the university. For a list of acceptable qualifications, see our website. British Council IELTS: level 7.0 or above TOEFL score of 100 or above (internet based)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 4840 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 11600 GBP

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