Information Studies


Professional Placements

All students have the opportunity to try and gain work experience in the publishing industry, giving them the chance to see first hand how the industry operates and to apply knowledge gained from the course. To facilitate this, or any other work demands that students might have during the year, the course maintains a consistent timetable with classes only ever held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, leaving three days a week free (with the exception of ocassional trips/events organised outside of class hours on a voluntary basis). 

Placements are not 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 included:

  • Phaidon
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Unbound
  • Rising Stars
  • Ubiquity Press
  • V&A Publishing
  • Sage Publishing
  • Curtis Brown 
  • Harper Collins
  • Macmillan
  • Colman Getty
  • Carlton Books
  • Head of Zeus
  • Clays 
  • Faber and Faber
  • Egmont
  • Bounce 
  • Granta
  • Walker Books
  • LAW Agency
  • Laurence King
  • ICE Publishing
  • Thomson Reuters
  • British Journal of General Practitioners
  • Blake Friedmann 
  • Wiley 
  • IB Tauris