If you choose to study this course, here are some of the things you can expect from the course and how it will benefit you.
The Publishing MA is designed to give you a head start in your career. It is ideal for:
Publishing today is an international industry and this is fully reflected in the content, teaching and research interests of those running our course. Our students too come from a diverse range of backgrounds and speak many languages, and this leads to an atmosphere that is challenging, stimulating – and diverse. Kingston recently won University of the Year for its commitment to equality at the National Mentoring Consortium's (NMC) 16th Annual Award Ceremony.
Our close links with the publishing industry mean that you benefit from:
The taught modules aim to prepare you for the job market. Alongside your publishing studies, you gain practical skills in:
The course meets the needs of commercial publishers. You not only gain key skills, but also learn how these processes work in a practical context. For example, if you choose the MA award, your dissertation/special study gives you the chance to put your skills into practice. You might choose to work with students in illustration, creative writing and design to produce books or publications.
Other opportunities to work with students from other disciplines include:
You will undertake up to five weeks' work experience in the second semester, usually at an organisation represented on our Advisory Board. This gives you the chance to put theory into practice and network with potential employers.
Our teaching approach is fully cross-functional. For example, we will help you to understand the role that commissioning editors play in brand marketing. We offer a part-time study option to help you fit the course around other commitments.
As a student on this course you will be part of the Kingston Writing School, a vibrant community of outstanding writers, journalists and publishers.
Starting a Publishing MA in 2016/17? You could be eligible for a £10,000 Bloomsbury Publishing Scholarship.