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The MA in Publishing and Language is appropriate for those who wish to work in the field of international co-editions, translations, or international educational publishing. Students focus on language issues in their major project or dissertation. The course provides an excellent overview of every aspect of publishing, along with specific skills for successful employment in the publishing industry. It combines relevant theory with practice and, by equipping you with appropriate knowledge and skills, will enhance your employment prospects in publishing and related work. Graduates who have completed publishing courses at Oxford Brookes have been exceptionally successful in obtaining employment soon after graduation and have a strong record of career progression. Students leave the course with a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century and a wide range of publishing and general management skills, including advanced IT skills, to help them succeed in the industry. Publishing courses at Oxford Brookes enjoy a high international standing in the publishing world. We have close links with publishing companies in Oxford and London, and staff have extensive experience in national and international publishing roles. Course content The MA consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module plus a dissertation or major project. The PGDip consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module. In Semester 2 you take Publishing and Language Issues and choose one optional module to develop your skills and knowledge in a specialist area of publishing. You finish by taking the compulsory module New Product Development. To gain an MA you must also submit a Dissertation or a Major Project (15,000 words or equivalent for major projects). Modules may change from time to time an indicative list is shown below. Compulsory modules * Design and Production for Publishing explores the role of the design and production department in the publishing process. It looks closely at current working practices in areas such as design and typography, project management, the evaluation and selection of appropriate media platforms, the buying of raw materials and manufacturing processes, and the use of external resources. * Editorial Management explores the strategic role of the editor within the publishing process and the knowledge and skills required for the development of new projects, whether in print or digital form. * Marketing Management for Publishing provides a systematic examination of the key concepts and disciplines of marketing and their relationship and relevance to the products of publishing. It includes coverage of the marketing mix, consumer behaviour, segmentation, targeting and positioning, and elements of market research. * Publishing and Language Issues examines how language issues are affecting the development of publishing in an international context. It looks at these issues from the perspective of publishing in world languages (eg English, French), in major national and international languages (eg Chinese, Arabic), and in more local languages (eg Finnish, Kiswahili, Bengali). * New Product Development addresses the fundamental issue of how publishers survive and prosper through the development of new publishing ideas. Working in groups, students simulate the new product development process, taking marketing, editorial, production and financial elements to an advanced stage and presenting the new product proposals (books, journals, international publishing projects, e-publishing projects, translated or co-published projects) to senior management. Optional modules include: * E-Publishing * International Publishing Management * Journals Publishing * Children s Publishing * Magazine Publishing * Rights Management * History and Culture of Publishing * Digital Media Publishing * Independent Study in Publishing Compulsory for the MA * Dissertation or Major Project is the defining and esse

The MA in Publishing and Language is appropriate for those who wish to work in the field of international co-editions, translations, or international educational publishing. Students focus on language issues in their major project or dissertation. The course provides an excellent overview of every aspect of publishing, along with specific skills for successful employment in the publishing...

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Our publishing courses attract graduates from a wide range of disciplines who are seeking entry with advanced standing into the publishing industry. We also attract people wishing to update and enhance their knowledge of publishing practice and people wor,800,£8Itemalue+oSn++???A????#?...

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