The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is characterised by an active research culture. MA Publishing staff are all engaged with practice- and profession-based research and this ensures that they are both in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies. Recent publishing research at Kingston University has included:
"Completing the research component of my MA was a fantastic challenge: being able to focus on a single topic in depth meant I built up expertise in an area I was really passionate about. I felt like I had produced a piece of work of true value to the publishing industry. It was great for my CV – in fact, I'd say it helped me stand out enough to secure my current position."
Eryl Norris, Editorial Assistant, Little Tiger Press, Bookseller Dissertation award-winner and Kingston MA Publishing graduate
We run an MA dissertation scheme that involves external supervisors. This allows students to develop a research project that is of relevance to the industry they hope to join – and to gain the support and involvement of a mentor with experience of their chosen area. This has proven very successful and strong relationships, references and employment have all resulted.
We organised and hosted the Are Publishers Born or Made? conference on the role of Publishing Studies.
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.