• Faculty of Arts And Social Sciences
  • sastera@um.edu.my
  • +603-79675500
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. Whether a literary novel or a scientific paper, each publication has the potential to change how we think. Words can open the eyes of the world.


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

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.


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.

Last Update: 13/07/2023