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University of Central Lancashire

Publishing

UCAS Code: P400

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 UCAS points at A2

106 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects

104 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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104 UCAS points

104 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Publishing

Love reading? Passionate about books? A career in publishing might be for you.

You’ll be based in our student-led publishing house, UCLan Publishing, which produces and sells professional, commercial books and eBooks for sale on the high street and online, and have 24-hour access to your own, fully equipped space from which you can produce professional quality publications. You’ll benefit from our high level partnerships with publishers such as Egmont UK, Guinness, HarperCollins and Scholastic, with access to work placements throughout the country.

Our BA Publishing course has input from many industry professionals. All lecturers who teach on the course have come from an industry background and retain their links with the book business. For example, Debbie Williams spent most of her career as Head of Children’s Book Buying at Waterstones Head Office, a role which involved organising all of the midnight launches for Harry Potter as well as buying all of the children’s and educational books for the chain. Alexa Gregson has worked in the industry for many years and was Sales Executive for Palgrave Macmillan. Wayne Noble is an expert in digital publishing and is currently doing his PhD tracking online behaviours.

High-standing industry professionals visit the course regularly and sit on assessment panels. For example, Barry Cunningham (the man who discovered Harry Potter at Bloomsbury), David Roche (Chair of the London Book Fair) and Jane Johnson (Editorial Director of HarperCollins and Game of Thrones editor) are fellows of the University and visit the students several times a year.

Modules

Year 1: Essentials of publishing, Creating a print book, The role of the editor in practice, Issues and innovations

Year 2: Designing and producing a book, Creating a digital book, The business of publishing

Year 3: Major project, Dissertation, Professional Practice

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Communications and media

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Publishing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,351
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
0%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Media professionals
15%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

More common at Masters level than as a first degree, not a lot of undergraduates take this subject. Sought-after editorial roles in the publishing industry are far more likely to go to Masters graduates - first degree graduates are more likely to start their careers in marketing - so if that’s what you want to do, then consider postgraduate study carefully. It's a good idea to chat to tutors on open days to find out what previous graduates have gone on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Publishing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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