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City University London

Publishing Studies

City's MA in Publishing Studies is the course to choose if you wish to enhance your career prospects to enter the highly competitive world of publishing, at the same time as gaining a top-quality academic MA in the heart of London. The degree provides the highest standards of professional education, consistently recognised in MA prizes as well as by the award of industry placements and the active participation of industry sponsors for our projects and dissertations.
Duration One year full time.
Level MA
Cost Course Fees: Full-time EU: £7,500. Full-time Non EU: £15,000. City University London's MA in Publishing Studies invites applications for: the 2012-13 Matthew Hodder Trust Scholarship / the 2012-13 City University MA Publishing Scholarship / the 2012-13 Stationers' Company Bursary.
You will learn through lectures, current and hypothetical case studies, group work, student-led presentations and seminars, workshops, online learning and research, preparation of submitted work, site visits and discussions. Visiting lecturers from the industry contribute throughout the teaching of each module, and in term 2 there will be a programme of master classes from distinguished publishing professionals. A standard module consists of 20 timetabled hours comprising a variable proportion of lectures, seminars, and supervised project work; and each is designed in the expectation of considerable personal study hours. Work placements are an integral part of the course, providing you with experience and contacts as well as enhanced publishing skills. The assessed MA placement, which all students complete, takes place in the middle of the second ten-week teaching term. Through the placement experience, you are also encouraged to develop a dissertation project that will further your career goals.
You will need, as a minimum: a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent; evidence of a commitment to a career in publishing (such as experience within bookselling or publishing, voluntary or professional experience on a publication) or evidence of research into current industry conditions. You are encouraged to apply if you have relevant professional experience.
Modules: Digitisation and publishing, Marketing in publishing, Placement report and personal portfolio, Project acquisition and list management, Publishing as a business, Publishing culture and process, Publishing law, Sales in publishing, Dissertation. The course covers all types of publishing, from trade and specialist publications to novels and non-fiction, providing a thorough grounding in the drivers of commercial success for both print and digital products. It is taught by publishing practitioners who share their specialist expertise and up-to-date industry knowledge. Each module includes case studies and projects, most with the active involvement of industry sponsors.
Contact Information
Institution City University London
Postgraduate Translation Administrator
Northampton Square

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0100 (Mary Ann Kernan)
Department: School of Arts: Centre for Creative Writing, Translation and Publishing
Contact Name: Mary Ann Kernan, Director, Publishing Studies MA
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