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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

This degree will equip you with the latest skills required for the dynamic world of book, magazine, digital and online publishing. You will receive both professional training with direct vocational applications, as well as a scholarly approach to the history of publishing, its cultural significance and changing directions.

Through this course you will study book, magazine and online editing, manuscript preparation, making magazines, print and website production, publication design, the book production and publishing business 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. You are invited to consult with the degree director to gain guidance on the best electives to suit your career goals. Study with future colleagues and make essential industry connections.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

The Graduate Diploma in Publishing requires the satisfactory completion of:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
  • a maximum 24 credit points from elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Publishing subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table.

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Publishing requires:

  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum 60% average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate in Publishing with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

You can progress from the Graduate Diploma to Masters in the same subject area, after successful completion of the shorter course.

Course opportunities

Achieve a credit or higher in two core units and you can complete an internship, as well as an extracurricular anthology project.

Career Pathways

Our graduates establish careers in publishing houses, as editorial staff at magazines, and as social media editors.

Future study options

Continue onto the Master of Publishing.

Domestic students

International students

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