List of master programmes

Master of Publishing Studies

The Master of 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
  • Author
  • Educator
  • Journalist
  • Researcher
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Lecturer
  • Media Writer
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • News Editor
  • Playwright
  • Screenwriter
Course Structure

1. This programme comprises 2 parts which are;

(1) Part one (1) which consists of coursework totalling sixteen (16) credit hours:

(a) five core courses, two of three (3) credit hours, and three of two (2) credit hours totalling twelve (12) credit hours;
(b) two elective courses, each of two (2) credit hours, totalling four (4) credit hours, selected from a list of courses offered by the Faculty;

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

Courses offered are :

Core Courses
Code Course
AKGC6108 Research Methodology
AKGC6109 Publishing Project
AKGC6110 Book Writing and Editing
AKGC6111 Management of Book Publishing Organizations
AKGC6172 Seminar on the World of Publishing

Elective Courses
Code Course
AKGC6308 Marketing and Distribution of Book
AKGC6309 Book Publishing Technology
AKGC6310 Publishing of Journals and News Letter
AKGC6311 Introduction to Translation
AKGC6312 Great Works

2. Part Two (2) consists of a research project leading to a submission of a dissertation of about 30,000 words (40 credits hours).

(1) 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.
Language Requirement


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 programme and/or write his dissertation in the English language shall be required:

(1) to obtain a score of 550 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 (TOEFL); or

(2) to obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS);

Entry Requirement

Programme of study by Coursework and Research

(1) a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or

(2) a professional qualification from a recognised professional body; or

(3) any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.

Intake Schedule

February and September


Kindly refer at Fees Structure

Last Update: August 15, 2017