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Professional Placements

All students have the opportunity to try and gain work experience in the publishing industry, giving them the chance to see at first hand how the industry operates and to apply knowledge gained from the course.  

IMPORTANT:  From Sept 2017, placements will no longer be a compulsory part of the MA, but students will have access to opportunities offered by our publishing partners, and be assisted by tutors in creating cvs and in interview preparation. 

Placements come from across the publishing industry and include literary scouts and agents, trade and mass market publishers and more specialist academic and reference publishers. 

Placement hosts have recently (2016) included:

  • Phaidon
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Unbound
  • Plexus
  • Rising Stars
  • Ubiquity Press
  • V&A Publishing
  • Sage Publishing
  • Curtis Brown 
  • Harper Collins
  • Colman Getty
  • Carlton Books
  • Head of Zeus
  • Clays 
  • Duncan Baird / Watkins
  • Faber and Faber
  • Egmont
  • Working Partners
  • Whitefox
  • Bounce 
  • Granta
  • Walker Books
  • LAW Agency
  • Laurence King
  • ICE Publishing
  • Thomson Reuters
  • BMJ Publishing
  • Blake Friedmann 
  • Rogers, Coleridge & Wright
  • Wiley 
  • IB Tauris