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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.

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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

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

AUD 31360

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.


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 Semester 1.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Semester 1, 2024  Monday 12 February  Monday 19 February  Friday 14 June

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