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Publishing MA: Questions to ask

Five questions to ask when choosing a Publishing MA

1. Are your lecturers full-time or part-time?

The ideal is lecturers who also work in the publishing industry and so are continually refreshing their knowledge. Lecturers who are active in the market they teach will be fully up-to-date with what is happening in publishing right now – rather than what went on in 1980!

In addition to our permanent members of staff, we also have a range of external experts at Kingston who come in to teach specific parts of the course. This means that the teaching here is up-to-date and vibrant.

2. Who arranges work placements?

It is up to you to approach publishing houses seeking a placement but we offer you a lot of support.  We make most of the arrangements through our excellent Publishing Advisory Board, and have an award-winning work placement officer to assist you with your CV and covering letter. Members of the Publishing MA team will visit you while you are on your placement.

3. What activities/facilities do you get access to?

The series of masterclasses on offer at Kingston is unrivalled – so much so that the Society of Young Publishers advertises it to their members. At these sessions you will meet others studying related subjects, such as illustration and creative writing. The atmosphere is dynamic and motivating.

4. What is the employment history of previous students?

Our record for finding jobs for graduates is excellent. You can read about the careers paths of some of last year's graduates in the What our students say section.

5. When was the course put together?

The Publishing MA was launched in 2006.

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