Taught course

Publishing & the Creative Economy

Kingston University · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

an upper second class degree or above in a relevant area and/or two years' work experience in the creative industries; an understanding of the context of the creative economy; and the ability to explain why this course will be of value to them personally. We also carefully consider non-standard entrants with relevant personal and work experience who can demonstrate their interest, commitment and ability.

Months of entry


Course content

The publishing sector is the UK's largest creative industry, and is made up of a diverse range of print and digital products – from books and magazines to apps and databases. The publishing sector has a combined turnover of around £20 billion, with more than 8,500 companies directly employing around 167,000 people.

A diverse range of companies combine creativity, innovation and application with constantly evolving methods of production and distribution. With the increasing digitalisation of products, it's a changeable and exciting time to be in this industry.

If you are looking to enter the publishing industry, or are already in the industry and looking to enhance your career or start your own business, this course is ideal.

What will you study

This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will learn to think creatively, and analyse the current business and creative landscapes.

You will take publishing modules in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and study creative economy modules with a wide range of other creative economy students in Kingston Business School.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/publishing-creative-economy-ma/fees-and-bursaries.html for further details

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions team
0844 8544971/+44(0)203 308 9928