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Master of Editing and Publishing

Master of Editing and Publishing (MAEP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb


  • Extend your current qualifications and editing skill set with UniSQ’s Master of Editing and Publishing. Graduate with the know-how to enter industry at a management and executive level, by immersing yourself in discipline-based coursework, industry connections and research training.
  • Develop your publishing project expertise by managing the entire process, through the acquisition, editorial, design, production and marketing phases involved in contemporary publishing, with an emphasis on digital production and publishing processes.
  • Gain advanced skills in project management and leadership in both freelance and in-house editing practice.
  • Add to your already growing portfolio with the opportunity to gain research skills and produce a thesis or large-scale practice-based project.
  • Undertake a digital internship to work on an exciting book project with a professional publisher, an established magazine or journal, or work with a literary festival. You will also collaborate with fellow students on an independent publishing project. 
  • If you are a creative writer, use your editing and publishing skill to polish your raw manuscript to perfection, then independently publish and promote it as your major dissertation project.
Thinking of studying in 2025? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

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 

  • Completion of an Australian university 3-year bachelor degree in a similar tertiary field, or equivalent. 

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.


If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program. 

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
2 x supervised research project courses 4
Total 12

Refer to the UniSQ 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 24480

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

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.


At UniSQ, 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 UniSQ.


Start your study in Trimester 1.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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What involved in a Master of Editing and Publishing degree?

What you’ll learn during your Master of Publishing and Editing studies will vary, depending on where you choose to study.

When you study an Editing and Publishing degree at UniSQ you will learn how to thrive as an editor, whether you want to work as a freelancer or in-house. By completing our Master degree you will build on your editing skills and gain advanced knowledge in project management and leadership.

Gain hands-on experience with a digital internship and work with a professional author, established magazine or journal. Through Australia’s only online postgraduate Master of Editing and Publishing we’re able to offer exciting book project opportunities and the chance to work at a literacy festival.

How long does a Master of Editing and Publishing take to complete?
The duration of a Master of Publishing will vary depending on which university you choose to study with. Included in our Media and Communication suite, UniSQ’s Bachelor of Editing and Publishing takes approximately one and a half years to complete when studied full-time.
What are the career opportunities for graduates?

A Master of Publishing and Editing can lead to many exciting career paths, you could find yourself working as any of the below:

  • teacher
  • editor
  • publisher
  • public servant
  • archivist
  • librarian.
Can I study the course part-time?
Most universities offer flexible options to study a Master of Publishing. UniSQ’s Bachelor of Editing and Publishing can be studied part-time and online – allowing you to study anywhere, anytime. Discover the different ways you can study at UniSQ.