The Master in Publishing is a professionalizing program that has the unconditional support of the main institutions and companies in the sector. You will take a detailed tour of the operation of publishing and the publishing sector, and acquire practical and in-depth knowledge about the book industry.
The Master in Publishing is a 100% professional course of recognized international prestige. It is the only master's degree in publishing considered by the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking, where it appears at number 32 in the World Top 50 for cultural management/management of creative industries. It offers a detailed tour of the functioning of the publishing sector while presenting practical and in-depth knowledge about the publishing industry. It provides strategies necessary for the creation of a publishing company or project or for working in companies or institutions in the publishing world.
The program, taught by an exceptional teaching team made up solely of influential professionals from the publishing world, explores the different areas of the sector, going from the general to the specific: editorial lines (company creation, catalogue creation), negotiation and contracting (literary agencies, foreign rights departments), the operation of new startups (market place, app creation, communication), production in different media (paper, digital, audiobook, app, enriched pdf, etc.), distribution, promotion, and marketing.
Some 25 years after its foundation, the Master in Publishing maintains different collaboration agreements with the main institutions and companies in the publishing sector, especially in the city of Barcelona, which consolidates the national and international projection of the course and reinforces its highly professional and practice-oriented approach. Among the world top 35 masters in its field according to the leading ranking Eduniversal Best Masters, and the only Master in Publishing.
The Master in Publishing is endorsed by Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Spanish university and the 15th best university in the world (of those with less than 50 years), according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally.
Since its inception, the master has had collaboration agreements with the main institutions and companies in the publishing sector, which consolidates its national and international projection and reinforces its highly professional approach, focused on the needs of publishers.
Benefit from an exceptional teaching team made up of professionals who are in relevant positions within the publishing sector, mainly in Barcelona.
After 25 years, some 800 professionals endorse its long history and solid reputation. Most of the alumni currently hold important positions in the publishing sector or have created companies that they have established in various countries.
This master deals with publishing in a practical and constantly updated way. You will become familiar with cutting-edge and latest generation programs for publishing: tablets, audiobooks, PDAs, smartphones, apps, and e-readers, among others.
The Master's undertakes an intense practical analysis of all the trades connected to books.
A large majority of the students carry out internships in the main companies and a high percentage of Alumni are today professionals of reference in the sector.
Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, an international distinction that guarantees the quality of our institution and makes us the 1st school of management linked to a public university with this accreditation in our country.
The course is aimed at young graduates or graduates who want to enter the publishing sector with a solid base of knowledge and experience, young publishing professionals who want to consolidate their knowledge about the sector, as well as publishing professionals who want to systematize and update their skills in the publishing world.
The program reaches its first quarter of a century after having promoted more than 50 companies in the book sector and having trained many professionals in the Spanish and Catalan publishing sector, as well as numerous professionals from Europe and around the world. To commemorate its anniversary, the master organized an institutional event on October 2021:
The Master in Publishing offers the following tools:
The curriculum has been designed by a team of experts to provide you with a detailed tour of how the publishing industry works, while allowing you to gain in-depth, practical knowledge of it. Come and find out more.
Digital publishing. Book 2.0, and digital technology and cybersecurity Google and publishing Media and reading modes
Introduction to the economic management of the company. Specificities of the publishing company
Ideal balance sheet structure and equity analysis ratios: solvency, indebtedness, and capitalization
From strips and displays to presentations and press conferences
The NAME also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
The Master is conducted in Spanish and Catalan. Some sessions may be given in English.
20th anniversary MEDI
MEDI and the Frankfurt Book Fair
MEDI at Cayfosa printing company
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MEDI at Índice printing company
Once you have passed the program, you will obtain an electronic degree (e-Título) for the Lifelong Learning Máster de Formación Permanente en Edición issued by the Pompeu Fabra University
The e-Título is an authentic digital degree, issued in pdf format and electronically signed, with the same legal validity as if it were in paper format.
The teaching staff of the Master in Publishing is made up of active professionals from the publishing sector with long experience. Their vision of the subjects is eminently practical and is adapted to innovations in the publishing sector.
The Master in Publishing offers a detailed tour of the book publication chain through practical classes, specialization workshops, and the development of the Master's Final Project.
Throughout the course, the program covers the different areas of the publishing sector, both the most general and the most specific areas, providing the necessary strategies to create a company or your own publishing project.
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MEDI and the publishing business
Our teaching team is made up of professionals from the sector who transmit to the participants knowledge acquired over years of experience in the publishing world.
The sessions combine the necessary theoretical knowledge typical of a university with an eminently practical approach that allows to show in depth the challenges and difficulties that publishing professionals face on a daily basis.
The Master's Final Project that is developed throughout the course responds to a professional challenge linked to the reality of the publishing world. With the help of a mentor, the student will link what they have learned in class with the professional practice of publishing.
The student will live and work in Barcelona, where they can enjoy all the resources that the master's degree and the city make available to them to learn and be part of the nerve centre of publishing in the Spanish and Catalan languages.
Thanks to the close collaboration of CEDRO, the Master in Publishing offers 3 awards to the best publishing projects of each course.
The Master in Publishing applies a continuous evaluation system through the exercises and exams corresponding to each subject, the development of the Master's Final Project, and other factors such as attendance and contribution in the classroom.
To obtain the corresponding qualification, it is essential to pass the Master's Final Project, attend classes regularly (a minimum of 80%) and pass the practical exercises and compulsory work, whose delivery conditions and preparation is indicated by the professionals who commission them, in each case.
Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills and achieve learning which is transferable to work.
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In the Master in Publishing you will share a classroom in Barcelona with students from different national and international backgrounds, which will allow you to grow not only academically, but also culturally and personally.
The participants of the master come from various academic and business areas. This contributes to creating a multidisciplinary and collaborative spirit in the classroom, which is enriching for everyone.
The Master in Publishing brings together students from all over the world with a very heterogeneous profile in which three large groups stand out: recent graduates in Humanities or Social Sciences who aim to make the leap from the university to the professional world and enter the publishing sector; young people who are already working as professionals in the publishing sector and who want to advance in their professional career, and independent professionals or professionals with accredited experience in the publishing sector who want to expand their knowledge to start and create their own publishing company or literary agency.
Previous studies in Letters (Humanities, Applied Languages, Philosophy, etc.)
Previous studies in Journalism and Communication
Previous studies in Law
In the more than 20 years of the master's, two out of every five of our students develop a prestigious professional career in publishing companies of the highest international level. Their presence in positions of high responsibility in large corporations is numerous and recognized.
One in 10 students creates their own company in the publishing sector.
The network of Alumni of the master's is extensive and international and encourages meetings and professional exchanges between former students of the master's degree.
The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.
If you are alumni of one of our Partner Universities, you are entitled to a discount of 10% on the UPF Barcelona School of Management Masters and postgraduate program tuition fees (those programs with more than 15 credits).
*Discount not compatible with other scholarships, discounts and reductions.
You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator.
In addition, we collaborate with various entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links.CaixaBankBBVACaixa d'EnginyersAGAUR