Course Description

Acquire the latest skills required for the dynamic world of book, magazine, digital and online publishing. You will receive professional training with direct vocational applications, as well as a scholarly understanding of publishing, its cultural significance and changing directions.

Study many aspects of publishing, from book, magazine and online editing to print and website production, design and marketing.

Why study with us?

The course is taught by industry professionals with extensive experience in book, magazine and online publishing, as well as leading scholars in the field.

You can tailor this course to suit your career objectives, taking guidance from your degree director on which electives best suit your specific career goals.

Achieve a Credit (65%) result or higher in four core units and you can complete an internship for credit in your final semester. You can also apply for participation in our extracurricular anthology project to produce an edited collection as a printed book.

Study with future colleagues and make essential industry connections.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $37,500 per year full-time


1 - 1.5 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Communications postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 79.1% (national average 7,660.0%)
Improved skills: 84.9% (national average 80.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.5% (national average 83.6%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Communications postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 71.8% (national average 71.9%)
Studying full time: 8.0% (national average 7.5%)
Median full time salary: $53,700 (national average $65,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 079643A
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAPUBLIS2000

Entry Requirements