Short Courses

Taught modules

Many of the modules taught within the Department of Information Studies as part of the MA in Publishing work as stand alone short courses, for those wishing to update professional skills in a particular area. The modules are taught over the course of one term, and usually comprise of 30 taught hours of lectures and practicals, followed by a coursework assessment (which is optional for short course students). If the assessment is carried out successfully, the short course module can count towards the Master's degree in the future, should it be pursued.

Timetables are designed to fit part time students, so the courses would usually undertaken one morning or afternoon a week, over the course of a ten week term. A list of the courses available and how to apply can be found here. Please contact Dr Samantha Rayner ( if you wish to discuss any of the courses.

PLEASE NOTE: Availability of these depends on class space, and on suitability for the module, and will vary accordingly from year to year. Short courses for this current academic year are now finished.  Please contact Ian Evans (  if you have any queries about the possibilities from Sept 2016 onwards.

Selling Rights short course

In addition, we host a 2 day short course on Rights, run by Diane Spivey, Lynette Owen and Carole Blake, which occurs twice a year. Please click here for full details.

Students on Malet Place