Study Publishing Abroad


Meridean Overseas

Updated On 08 March 2023 & Read Time 6 minutes


Isn’t it fascinating how words printed on paper can transport you to a completely different world or grip you in a story of the past or future? Do you ever wonder how you too could be part of a publishing house and be part of the author’s journey? Well, what if we told you that you could? Yes, publishing as a field of study is becoming popular.


Mostly, when someone considers to study abroad, courses in business, engineering, and medicine are their top choices. Many people don't even know that publishing exists as a field of study. You can make a very good career out of it if books are your solace. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this blog as we unfold all there is to know about studying publishing in a foreign country.


What is Publishing?

Publishing is the study of the creation, distribution, and consumption of print and digital texts. A course in publishing will aid in the understanding of publishing processes like organising, designing, and editing. You will be given the opportunity to work directly with authors and know about copyright law. You will analyse current developments and the industry's history, such as the rapid development of digital publications.  A degree in publishing familiarises students with the practical and conceptual tools they need to launch their careers in the fast-changing publishing industry and contribute to the creative sector worldwide. Students in the publishing program can work in design, marketing, technology, cultural policy, management, or the editorial department.


A programming publishing offers a solid grounding in the principles and the art and business of publishing. It provides a medium for students to connect with working professionals who will become their colleagues and have invaluable practical skills to carry into a career in any print or online publishing activity—trade, scholarly or corporate—with an existing operation or in their enterprise. Sounds interesting, right

Why Study Publishing?

If you have a talent for words, design, marketing, sales, law and wish to work in a small but fine-paying industry, publishing is the one for you. The field is majorly for people who love books or have a knack for selling them. It also includes academic writings, journals, magazines and other digital and printed text. If you wish to enter the publishing industry, publishing is right for you. Earlier, publishers employed candidates with literature, journalism, and social sciences degrees. But, with the recent advancements in the creative writing and publishing sector, publishers are hiring more and more people who are already trained in different field sectors.


By studying publishing abroad, you'll be at the vanguard of a constantly evolving global sector. You'll observe how books are altered, distributed, and translated to satisfy readers' demands in many nations and cultures. You'll get the chance to travel to other countries, collaborate with top publishers, and boost your employability.

Top Countries to Study Publishing

It is observed that America is the top choice to study publishing. Some of the other top countries to study publishing are:

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Top Publishing Courses

Now that we are clear about what publishing courses are and why to pursue them, there are a select few universities that offer courses in publishing.

Top Publishing Courses Abroad

University Name



Average Fees

Simon Fraser University

MA Publishing

Vancouver, Canada

Around INR 8 lakhs (whole course)

University of Melbourne

Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing


INR 22 lakhs per year

University of Arts London

MA Publishing


INR 23 lakhs per year

Hofstra University

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Publishing Studies

New York, USA


North Dakota State University

Certificate in Publishing


INR 6 lakhs

Illinois State University

Bachelor of Arts in English - Publishing Studies


INR 70 lakhs

Pace University

Master of Science in Publishing


INR 37 lakhs

San Diego State University

Certificate in Creative Editing and Publishing

Los Angeles, USA

INR 8 lakhs

Okanagan College

Diploma in Writing and Publishing

Vancouver, Canada

INR 16 lakhs

Hofstra University

Bachelor of Arts in English - Publishing Studies


INR 1.5 crores

Portland State University

Master of Arts in Book Publishing


INR 35 lakhs

University of Derby

Publishing MA


INR 14 lakhs per year

Manchester Metropolitan University

MA Publishing


INR 17 lakhs per year

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Master of Writing and Publishing


INR 21 lakhs per year

University of Creative Arts

Digital Media and Magazine Publishing


INR 17 lakhs per year

University of Plymouth

MA Publishing


INR 16.5 lakhs per year

Curtin University

Master of Arts Professional Writing and Publishing


INR 18 lakhs per year

University of Warwick

PhD by Publsihed Work


INR 28 lakhs

Kingston University

  • Creative Writing and Publishing

  • Publishing MA


INR 15-18 lakhs

The University of Queensland

Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing


INR 20 lakhs per year

The University of Sydney

  • Graduate Certificate in Publishing

  • Graduate Diploma in Publishing

  • Master of Publishing


INR 12-26 lakhs per year respectively

Flinders University

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Writing and Publishing)


INR 17 lakhs per year

University of Exeter

MA Publishing


INR 20 lakhs per year

University of Malaya

Master of Arts - Publishing Studies


INR 5 lakhs per year

University College London

Publishing MA


INR 29 lakhs per year

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the publishing courses abroad, you must know the eligibility criteria. The exact eligibility criteria differ depending on the course and university of your choice.

Here are the general requirements.


Academics: You must have a good CGPA or percentage

Preferred Degree: Generally, students with a background in journalism, English, history, modern education or social sciences are preferred.

English Proficiency: You must provide proof of your English language proficiency by presenting scorecards of exams like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc. Every university has its criteria for English language proficiency. So check with your respective university once before applying.

Portfolio: Some universities require you to submit a publishing or creative writing portfolio. It’s recommended that you work on it well before the application deadline.

Certificates: Depending upon the course and its specialisation, the institute might require you to possess some prerequisite knowledge in areas like marketing, accounting, publishing, etc. You might be required to submit either a note on prerequisite knowledge or provide proof in the form of certificates.

Documents Required

Some common documents required to study publishing courses abroad:

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Academic Transcripts

  • English Proficiency Scorecards

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Design or Creative Writing Portfolio

  • Valid Passport

  • Passport-sized Photographs

  • CV/Resume

  • Certificates of Prerequisite Courses or Related Short Courses


Have we answered all your queries regarding publishing courses abroad? We wish you all the best and look forward to books you will be publishing! 


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