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.)

Live Projects

The live projects represent some of the most exciting aspects of the publishing courses here at Edinburgh Napier University, with students specifically focusing on the production of books and magazines (digital/online and printed).

See below for a list of our live project titles.


Our Scottish Classics series is a list of books that are edited, designed and produced by our publishing students.

Click on the links below (alphabetical) to find out about the books and the students who worked on them.

The Adventures of Martin Rattler (2015)

Ah Dinnae Ken (2014)

The Camomile (2013)

The Day Boy and the Night Girl (2014)

Detective McLevy’s Casebook (2012)

The Glorious Thing (2013)

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2008)

Imagined Corners (2011)

Innovations in Learning and Teaching (2016)

The Kelpie’s Pearls (2011)

Lilith (2012)

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Activity Book

Maisie and the Night Visitor (2014)

The New Road (2012)

Norman MacCaig (2015)

Olalla (2013)

Peter and Wendy (2011)

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg (2009)

The Pushkin Prizes 2014 (2014)

Sunset Song – Lewis Grassic Gibbon (2010)

The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan (2009)

Travel Light (2011)

Treasure Island: Playscript (2012)

A Voyage to Arcturus (2016)



As part of their Publishing studies, our Postgraduate students create and publish a full-colour glossy magazine. Free copies of buzz are distributed across Edinburgh every summer and you can download your free copy here.

buzz, 2015

An independent magazine with a fresh offering of up-close and intimate interviews, capital conversations, style, travel and cultural musings – buzz talks to the city’s twenty-somethings. Say hello to your new seasonal pick-me-up.

buzz magazine is produced by MSc Magazine Publishing and MSc Publishing students at Edinburgh Napier University. Pick up a copy from all Edinburgh Napier University campuses and a number of other locations throughout the city this summer, or browse the latest issue here.

Publishers Inc

In 2013, the MSc Magazine Publishing and MSc Publishing students  took on a new project. An old alumni magazine, called Publisher’s Only, that was last published by Edinburgh Napier University in 1995 was revamped under the name Publishers Inc. It is a magazine for Edinburgh Napier University MSc (Magazine) Publishing alumni and publishing industry professionals.

2014 saw the launch of the first app version of Publishers Inc.

Like the magazine, our books are also distributed to the public – over 1,000 copies of James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner were published.

To mark this fantastic achievement, we launched the book to great acclaim, with Aileen Campbell MSP, Richard Holloway and Dr Valentina Bold all reading at the event. The students have also created a WordPress blog, a Twitter page and a Facebook page, charting the progress of the book launch and providing information on the event and on the book itself.

Books are being distributed to schools and libraries across Scotland and we would be pleased to hear from you if you would like a FREE copy. In the meantime, you too can enjoy a glimpse of what was a very successful book launch and a wonderful evening…

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40 years of publishing
40 Years Celebration and Book Launch

The projects were on display at our recent 40 Years of Publishing event. This was a fantastic networking opportunity for industry professionals and students (past and present).

If you studied Publishing at Edinburgh Napier, we would love to hear from you!

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