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Publishing MA: Facilities

More about our modern teaching environment

Here is the range of facilities available to you as a student at Kingston that will help you during your course.

The Iris Murdoch Archives

Kingston University purchased two major archives relating to Iris Murdoch, a significant philosopher and one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists, in 2003/04. These archives currently comprise:

  • Iris Murdoch's Oxford library (over 1,000 volumes, many of them heavily annotated by Murdoch);
  • the papers, tapes, interviews and manuscripts collected by Peter Conradi, Iris Murdoch's official biographer and Murdoch scholar; and
  • various letter runs and documents donated by well-wishers.

Other facilities

The library holds specialist resources for Publishing MA students including The Bookseller and a number of specialist journals. Publishing students also have access to the extensive resources offered by the Department of Journalism.

The campus facilities include state-of-the-art digital computer labs, excellent learning resources and a comprehensive library.

  • You'll also have access to the latest recording, filming and photography equipment.
  • You'll use software packages such as After Effects, Photoshop, Quark, Cubase SX, Soundforge, Director and Dreamweaver.
  • Supportive staff ensure you get all the help you need to reach your full potential.
  • You will have access to a fully equipped newsroom where you will be able to work and produce live publications.

You will have access to a modern environment with the latest equipment, including the Learning Resources Centre. This offers:

  • subject libraries, plus a free inter-library loan scheme to other libraries in the Greater London area;
  • online database subscriptions; and
  • a growing selection of resource materials.

You can also use the dedicated Graduate Centre on campus. This includes:

  • IT facilities;
  • seminar rooms; and
  • social spaces and a canteen.

Resources in London

Kingston is just a 30 minute train journey away from central London. Here you can access a wealth of additional libraries and archives, including the British Library.

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