You'll usually start by doing a degree in English, journalism or media studies.
You can do a postgraduate qualification in publishing or journalism if your first degree is not related to the industry.
You're likely to need a degree or postgraduate qualification and a high level of specialist subject knowledge if you want to work for a specialist publication like a medical or scientific journal.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course