Publishing, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11200
    Tuition (Year)
    4500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

You値l be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary and possible professional support from the publishing industry. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of publishing histories and practices, as well as design, digital media, creative writing and cultural theory.

You値l conduct your research in a collaborative environment with strong links to research networks in our University and the wider community. We host and take part in many research events for staff and postgraduate students, including regular Faculty and departmental research seminars and international conferences. Our seminars will give you the chance to present papers in a supportive setting. We also have strong links withCambridge Publishing Society (CAMPUS) and the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE).

These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of disciplines.

You could also benefit from financial support. We allocate a substantial sum every year towards postgraduate travel and conference expenses, as well as some bursaries.

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you値l gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

We値l provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, including help with arranging placements in publishing and publishing-related companies. We値l do our best to provide you with a professional mentor, making sure that your project is of value to the industry and giving you the best chance for employment on completion.

We also offer research skills sessions, including writing up a paper for publication; placing an academic article; giving a conference paper; the doctoral writing style; updates on research methods and literature searches; internet training; editing skills for doctoral research; subsequent monograph publication; and dealing with festivals, agents, and publishers. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities in the department, or organise research events like seminars and conferences.

We offer a suite of short courses in publishing-related areas, which will give you more opportunities to develop your professional skills on campus.

In conjunction with the University痴 research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Lecturers

Our permanent supervisory staff members are recognised experts in their field, and have produced a number of influential books, journal articles and edited collections. Our research expertise includes:

Helen Marshall - medieval manuscripts and canon-creation, publishing (editing, marketing, and business management), history of the book (manuscript culture), history of genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc.), creative writing (novels, short stories, poetry).

Tiffani Angus - publishing, creative writing, British gardening history and the history of garden publishing, gardens in SFF and women in post-apocalyptic fiction.

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Academic Requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area.

PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 11200 International
  • EUR 4500 EU/EEA
UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year)

£4,500

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year, part time)

£2,650

International students, 2016/2017 (MPhil/Phd, per year, full time)

£11,200

PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Initial registration)

£1,000

PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Full registration)

£3,200

Writing up, 2016/17 (UK & EU students)

£1,300

Writing up, 2016/17 (International students)

£1,300

UK, EU & International 2016/17 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000

£1,000

Funding

Funding via the usual Research Council avenues are options for students to pursue (Arts & Humanities Research Council studentships, for example), as well as other bodies such as the Stationers' Guild. Sponsorship for publishing-related degrees from companies is always a possibility, so please contact us for more details.

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