Choose Kingston's Publishing & the Creative Economy MA
The publishing sector is the UK's largest creative industry, and is made up of a diverse range of print and digital products – from books and magazines to apps and databases. The publishing sector has a combined turnover of around £20 billion, with more than 8,500 companies directly employing around 167,000 people.
A diverse range of companies combine creativity, innovation and application with constantly evolving methods of production and distribution. With the increasing digitalisation of products, it's a changeable and exciting time to be in this industry.
If you are looking to enter the publishing industry, or are already in the industry and looking to enhance your career or start your own business, this course is ideal.
What will you study?
This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will learn to think creatively, and analyse the current business and creative landscapes.
You will take publishing modules in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and study creative economy modules with a wide range of other creative economy students in Kingston Business School.
A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words).
Why study a Creative Economy course?
Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including:
Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses.
Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis.
Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.
Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council.
Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network.
Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University (http://business.kingston.ac.uk/courses/kingston-university-and-boston-university-dual-masters-programme
) to their programme and gain a dual masters degree.
Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow publishing students.
Mapping the Creative Economy
Conducting Collaborative Creativity
Design Thinking for Start-ups
Personal Research/Gaining Insights
Create: The Business of Publishing
Share: Strategic Marketing and Sales
English language requirements
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.
Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
Upper second class degree or above in a relevant area and/or two years' work experience in the creative industries; a carefully selected 3,000 word writing sample that demonstrates your suitability for the course; an understanding of the context of the creative economy; and the ability to explain why this course will be of value to them personally. We also carefully consider non-standard entrants with relevant personal and work experience who can demonstrate their interest, commitment and ability.