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The Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences offering fully-funded AHRC MA studentship in Publishing

Anglia Ruskin Business Support

Published: 22nd June 2011.

The Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences invites high quality applications for a fully-funded AHRC MA studentship in Publishing to commence in October 2011. Applicants will need to demonstrate outstanding performance at undergraduate level, or have equivalent relevant industry or working experiences to offer as evidence of eligibility. This 1-year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time) studentship will offer students high quality professional and academic training for today's fast changing publishing world. As part of their application process, prospective candidates will be required to submit a short (1000 word) piece, detailing why they feel publishing is the profession for them.

The MA in Publishing is a professionally focused MA. The skills it fosters have been chosen after lengthy consultations with publishing industry professionals, so we are confident that our course is one of the most industry-friendly on offer. The MA is designed to give a broad-brush insight into all of the main areas of book publishing, with core modules centred on editorial, marketing and publicity, legal, digital and production processes in publishing, and multi-format assignments designed to allow maximum scope for creativity. We have active connections with industry, both in the UK and abroad, and not least through the recently established Cambridge Publishing Society (CAMPUS), meaning that we are able offer a range of masterclasses, internship opportunities, careers advice sessions, mock interviews, field trips, professional mentoring and professional short courses.

Anglia Ruskin University fosters a vibrant culture of interdisciplinarity, and thoroughly understands the necessity of adaptation and innovation in today’s rapidly changing employment environment. Situated within the Department of English, Film, Communication and Media, the MA also draws on academic expertise from a wide number of related fields, including digital media, creative writing, book illustration, typography and printing, in addition to that of its own specialist team. We are situated in the beautiful city of Cambridge, within easy reach of some of the most successful publishing businesses in the UK. This means that our students find themselves immediately immersed in a culture of publishing steeped not only in history and tradition, but also in future vision and innovation.

Successful applicants will receive a bursary at the AHRC rate*; a fee waiver; and access to dedicated specialist training spaces.

The award is subject to the AHRC's Eligibility criteria. For full details see : http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

For more information about this opportunity please contact, Dr Samantha Rayner: samantha.rayner@anglia.ac.uk

**2011 rates are to be published. For more information visit: www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities

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