MSc Publishing – Industry Accredited Postgraduate Degree

Postgraduate Publishing studies at Edinburgh Napier University. INDUSTRY APPROVED Publishing courses. (Classes are online and on campus. Visit for up-to-date information.)


Many companies expect students to have experience of working within the publishing industry before applying for their first position.

The aim of our publishing work placement is to ensure you have that experience. It will enable you to consolidate and apply your publishing studies, while experiencing the commercial realities of industry.

As part of the Postgraduate Publishing programmes here at Edinburgh Napier University, we help to provide students with an organised work placement.

Postgraduate Publishing students report on their placements, read their blogs….



Please use our “Search” facility to read about ALL our students’ publishing placement experiences (just type in “placement” into the search window on this site and all the student blogs will be listed).

Ask the Experts

How to Get a Job in Publising

The Guardian asks Avril Gray to join a panel of experts to advise on how to get a job in magazine publishing. Find out more…

Prof advises Guardian Careers Blog

Professor Alistair McCleery joined representatives from Penguin and Skillset to contribute to the Guardian Careers Blog on Publishing. Find out more…

Our Professional Publishing Placement module has proven highly successful, even leading to full-time employment for some students before they graduate! Find out more…The following is a list of some of the companies where our students have worked. (Please note that this is not a definitive list, if provides a glimpse of the opportunities that may be on offer.)

You will see that it includes an array of publishing – authors, publishing companies, bookshops, literary agents, printers.

  • Alban Books
  • Allander Printers
  • ASLS
  • Barrington Stoke
  • Bell & Bain
  • Black & White Publishing
  • Bright Red Publishing
  • Canongate Books
  • The Clash magazine
  • CMYK Design
  • Drimlike
  • Edinburgh Book Review
  • Edinburgh City of Literature
  • Edinburgh Life magazine
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Fledgling Press
  • Floris Books
  • Foodies magazine
  • Fraser Ross Associates
  • Geddes & Grosset
  • Hodder Gibson
  • Homes and Interiors Scotland
  • I-on magazine
  • Informed Edinburgh
  • Jenny Brown Associates
  • Kennedy & Boyd
  • Luath Press
  • Maggie McKernan’s Literary Agency
  • Mainstream
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pocket Mountains
  • Publishing Scotland
  • Pulse magazine
  • Sandstone Press
  • St Andrew Press
  • Scotprint
  • The Scotsman
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Scottish Poetry Library
  • Scottish Woman Magazine
  • The Skinny
  • Teaching Fellows Journal
  • Textualities Magazine (Scottish Book Collector)
  • Thompson Litho
  • UNESCO City of Literature
  • Vagabond Voices
  • W. Green
  • Waterstones
  • Wiley Blackwell
  • Witherby Publishing Group
  • Word Power Books (now Lighthouse Bookshop)

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