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  Publishing (MA)

Kingston University    Kingston School of Art

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years full time with a professional placement, 2 years part time
Communication & Media Studies (7)

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The Publishing (MA) programme at Kingston University offers a comprehensive exploration of the global publishing industry. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, you will delve into the various aspects of publishing, including acquisition, production, marketing, and distribution of both physical and digital products. The course boasts a team of experienced teaching staff with extensive industry backgrounds, ensuring that you gain valuable skills for the workplace. With the opportunity to collaborate with authors and partner organisations, and the chance to produce books for commercial publication, this programme provides a unique hands-on learning experience. Entry requirements welcome applicants with relevant experience alongside a 2:2 or above honours degree.

About the course

This course examines all aspects of the global publishing industry, such as structure, business models, production, legal, acquisition, idea creation, product development, editing, marketing, publicity, copyright, rights, and sales and distribution of physical and digital products.

You will put your skills into practice through a dissertation or practical project over a 10-day work placement, which can lead to references and employment opportunities.

You will produce books for commercial publication through Kingston University Press and collaborate with authors and partner organisations.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent and/or demonstrable enthusiasm for publishing.

Copies of transcripts and certificates which confirm qualifications obtained and pending with the complete breakdown of all subjects studied and marks obtained. These should clearly show the qualification awarded and the final overall grade/mark. If they are not in English, we will also require copies translated into English by an authorised translator.

A personal statement of at least 500 words which should outline your reasons for applying for the course.

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Through the generous support of Kingston University alumni and friends to our Inspire the Future campaign, we are able to offer 20 postgraduate scholarships to progressing Kingston University undergraduate students and recent graduates (class of 2020-2022 only). The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence and allow talented graduates to continue to higher levels of learning and research. The scholarship offers a 40%* reduction in fees for taught masters or postgraduate diploma courses with September start dates.

Your application will be judged on:
your academic success to date and your future potential, as evidenced by undergraduate module results, awards and references from those who have taught you at Kingston University
your demonstration (in your personal statement in the application form) of the impact studying this course will have on your future and the wider world

* Please note that the Inspire the Future scholarship cannot be combined with other Kingston University scholarships or discounts. Therefore, for those who are eligible for a 15% or 10% fee discount, the total discount they would receive for each year of their course, if awarded an Inspire the Future postgraduate scholarship, would be 40%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

40% reduction in tuition fees.


To be considered, you must:
- have already received an offer of a place to study at Kingston on an eligible course
- be classed as 'home' for fees purposes
- have a first-class honours in a previous degree with additional evidence of academic excellence
- must also meet one of the additional criteria listed on our website

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Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 3,500


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Application Procedure

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