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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered byNational Centre for Australian Studies, School of Journalism and Australian Studies


This vocationally-oriented program in publishing and editing is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the publishing industries. Graduates will acquire advanced skills in the preparation of print and electronic publications; understand the roles of the author, publisher, editor, designer, production manager, publicist, sales manager and sales representative; and understand key topics in publishing, including technological development, intellectual property rights, international sales and licensing, market analysis and project commissioning and leadership.

Monash staff from the publishing and editing program are available to supervise research candidates in a variety of publishing-based areas.


Master of Arts by Research and Coursework

The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry at

Offered by the National Centre for Australian Studies, within the School of Journalism and Australian Studies 


Students complete 48 points from the following:

  • APG5670 Authorship, editing and text*
  • other publishing or approved units at level five to the value of 12 points

* This is a core unit required by candidates in this course who have not completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Editing or equivalent. Students who do not have to complete APG5670 undertake an additional 12-point level five unit instead.

Course coordinator

Dr David Dunstan

Further courses

For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant Courses

  • 4011 Graduate Certificate in Professional Editing
  • 3752 Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Editing
  • 1357 Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Editing
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 2846 Master of Arts by research and coursework
  • 2183 Master of Publishing and Editing
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.