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About the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Study at one of the world's leading centres for publishing education

Students at the Bologna Book Fair

Students at the Bologna Book Fair

Set: Bologna Book Fair 2017

Publishing Students introducing themselves

Publishing Students introducing themselves

Set: Working in Publishing 2017

The OICPS Stand on the ground floor of hall 7, Olympia

The OICPS Stand on the ground floor of hall 7, Olympia

Set: London Book Fair 2017

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is one of the leading centres for publishing education in the world. Our students come from all over the world to take high-quality courses in the largest department in Europe.

Excellent programmes and teaching

  • Our degree programmes have an international reputation
  • Our faculty have a strong professional background
  • Our graduates have an excellent employment record
  • Unrivalled international links with both industry and our partner universities

Excellence in research

  • Staff have published widely on the present industry, its past and future
  • Oxford Brookes is the permanent home of the Booker Prize Archive and hosts a number of specialist publishing collections

Excellence in consultancy

  • Our faculty provide consultancy to the international publishing industry
  • Our training courses offer continuing professional development to those already working in the industry

Excellent relationships with industry

  • The Centre is supported by an industry advisory board - companies represented include major publishers such as Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber, HarperCollins, Hodder, and Random House
  • Industry scholarships from publishers, such as Macmillan and Osprey, and other organizations, such as the Stationers' Foundation; also prizes from companies including Pearson and Taylor & Francis
  • We have a close working relationship with publishing organizations such as the Independent Publishers Guild and the Publishers Association. Regular events of OPuS (Oxford Publishing Society) and the Society of Young Publishers are held at Oxford Brookes
  • The Centre runs web listings of work experience opportunities and jobs in publishing

Excellent location

  • Oxford is a global centre of publishing - local companies include Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley-Blackwell
  • A large number of independent publishing organizations are based in Oxford, including the African Books Collective, Berg Publishing, How to Books, Infinite Ideas, Osprey Publishing, Oxfam Publishing, and the Voltaire Foundation.