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Master of Arts Specialisation Editing & Publishing

Master of Arts Specialisation Editing & Publishing (MARA)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Extend your present qualifications and experience within the publishing industry.
  • Focus on ethical, management and legal elements of professional editing and publishing to supplement your research project. Your research project provides the opportunity to product a large-scale editing and publishing project to further enhance your portfolio. 
  • Get hands on experience with the completion of a professional, 70-hour digital internship where you will work on an exciting book project with a professional publisher, or work with a literary festival or established magazine or journal. You will also work on USQ’s own speculative fiction magazine, Kepler452B.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates will have enhanced career opportunities in the publishing industry with further possibilities in teaching, editing, publishing, public service, archives and libraries. 

Entry requirements 

Students intending to undertake research or project work should note that selection of any research topic is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor and students must accept faculty guidance in their selection.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
1 x approved course 1
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 21920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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