Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered byNational Centre for Australian Studies


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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.


2846 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.

Coursework units

Students complete 24 points from the following:

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

Course coordinator: Dr David Dunstan

Further courses

For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.

Relevant courses

  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 2846 Master of Arts by research and coursework
  • 2183 Master of Publishing and Editing
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.