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Master of Publishing Studies

The Master of Arts (Publishing Studies) programme takes a proactive look at the world of publication, while deeply dissecting the meaning and reasons of writings both locally and internationally.

Publishing requires the knowledge of many disciplines – from recognising and appreciating truly great works, to understanding and applying new technologies to the publication industry. Be it a literary novel to a scientific paper, each publication has the potential to change how we think. Words can open the eyes of the world.


Career Opportunity

This program produces graduates who will have an enhanced opportunity to succeed in publishing and publishing-related careers such as:

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Media Writer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Publisher
  • Project Manager
Course Structure
This programe comprises 2 parts which are:

1. Part one (1) which consists of coursework totaling fifteen (15) credits:

i. Five (5) core courses, which is three (3) of courses is three (3) credits, and one (1) of course is two (2) credits and it’s totaling eleventh (11) credits; or

ii. One (1) elective courses, which is consists 4 (four) credits; or

iii. Two (2) elective courses, which is each of courses contain of 2 credits and it’s totaling 4 (four) credits, selected from a list of courses offered by the department.


(a) Candidates must pass Part One (1) before they are able to proceed to Part Two (2).


(b) Courses offered are:

 

CORE COURSE

CODE COURSE

TITLE OF COURSES

CREDIT

AOE 7001

Media Research Methodology

3

AOE 7003

Writing and Editing

3

AOE 7004

Management of Publishing Organizations

3

AOE7005

Seminar on the World Publishing

2


ELECTIVE COURSE

CODE COURSE

TITLE OF COURSES

CREDIT

AOE7006

Publishing Project

4

AOE7007

Publishing Technology

2

AOE7008

Book Marketing and Distribution

2

AOE7009

Journal and Magazine Publishing

2

AOE7010

Translation

2

AOE7011

Selected Great Works

2


2. Part Two (2) consists of a dissertation (AOE7002) totaling 35 credits and submission of a dissertation of about 30000 to 50000 words.

The details of the offered courses are subject to the Senate’s approval from time to time upon the recommendation of the Faculty/Academy/Centre/Institute and candidates will be informed of course offerings at the beginning of each session.

SYNOPSIS COURSE

CODE

TITLE & SYNOPSIS

AOE 7001

Media Research Methodology

This course is an introductory social research methodology course designed to provide students with general exposure to research methods in media and communication. This course is also provides preliminary guidance to starting student’s research dissertation. In this course, students will learn fundamental differences between quantitative and qualitative research. Students will also be introduced to a range of common research designs in this field. At the end of the course, students should be ready to embark on a self-directed study of methods relevant to their upcoming dissertation. Students should also be able to produce a preliminary research proposal for their dissertation.

AOE 7002

Dissertation

In consultation with supervisor, students are required to produce a dissertation with the design and conduct research on any topic related to publishing/media studies. It involves a literature review, analysis skills, critical judgment, problem solving, logical arguments and written and oral communication. Students should also attend postgraduate seminars and present their research proposal and findings.

AOE 7003

Writing and Editing

This course aims to provide knowledge and skill of writing and copy editing. Students also will be introduced theoretically and practically to editor tasks. Apart from that students are required to apply aspect of stylistic, rhetoric, logic, readability, etc.

AOE 7004

Management of Publishing Organizations

This course introduces concepts and structure of media publishing organization to students. The main emphasis will be given on the publication, organisation concept, management concept, editorial management, marketing, and economy of publishing. Discussion involving topics such as issue and problem, small organisational structure, relationship with the external environment, especially audience and industry.

AOE 7005

Seminar on the World of Publishing

Student will be exposed to the various and loaded issues, problems and threaten from new media in publishing world scenario.

AOE 7006

Publishing Project

This course will expose students to real processes and management in the media publishing field. Students are given the publishing project and are given full responsibility to manage and administer the project until it is successfully published. Students must plan and published a publishing project and evaluation will be based on the presentation, the quality of the manuscript editing, layout and final copy published material.

AOE 7007

Publishing Technology

This course introduces the technology that has been used in a media publication process. Students will be exposed to publication and printing method and process and the materials related to those processes. Students also will be trained to handle publication works by using suitable computer software/technology. The current changes and the uses of new technology in publishing industry also will be discussed in this course.

 

AOE 7008

Book Marketing and Distribution

This course aims to provide knowledge of marketing concepts and its application in marketing and book distribution. Students will be guided to understand and to apply elements of creating the right products, decide the right price, embarking the right promotion and physical distribution for reading materials. Students will also expose to various issues on marketing and book distribution.

AOE 7009

Journal and Magazine Publishing

This course discussed journal and magazine publishing process from an editorial and management perspective. Students will be exposed to writing style and technique relevant to the two forms of publications. There will also be discussion on the potential and opportunities of digital and online publishing of journals and magazines.

AOE 7010

Translation

This course will introduce the concepts, process, and techniques of texts translation to students. Students will be guided to translate texts by using the right technique. They will also learn to analyse translation texts to identify the strengths and weaknesses.

AOE 7011

Selected Great Works

This course will introduce the concept of great works in literature as well as non-fiction. Students will choose books to read and analyse, one from each group: Great Works in Malay (Malay Annals [Tun Seri Lanang, 1635], or Hang Tuah). Fiction –Nobel Award Recipient and Non Fiction Great Work. The course will conclude with an attempt to write a book review.


Language Requirement

English

A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a pograme and/or write his dissertation in the English language shall be required:

1. To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total, a score of 213 for a computer-based total or a score of 80 for an internet-based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL); or

2. To obtain a band of 6.0 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

 

 

Entry Requirement
1. Bachelor’s Degree with a CGPA of 3.0 and above or its equivalent; or

2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree of CGPA 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered if they meet at least ONE (1) of the following criteria:

i. Have relevant work experience at least 5 years; or
ii. Produce publications in related fields; or
iii. Scholarship recipient; or
iv. Graduates from University of Malaya.

OR

3. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree of CGPA 2.5 to 2.69 may be considered if they meet at least TWO (2) of the criteria in number 2 (i) to (iv) above.
 

 

Intake Schedule

September

Fees

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

 

Last Update: September 04, 2018

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