April 16, 2010

Important Question

I know that an advanced degree/continuing education is not necessary to enter publishing, since it's an apprentice style field. But I also know some programs are good for making connections and finding jobs immediately, which is important in a popular industry without many openings. Now, I've been researching programs in the U.S. for awhile. But . . .

I want to try for a one-year Marshall Scholarship.

Therefore, I've spent three or so days on various websites trying to figure out what universities offer publishing programs, the reputation of the universities, and the reputation of the program. Currently, I think the MA in Publishing at University College London or Oxford Brookes University look the best to me. But I wanted to ask people who are more familiar with the United Kingdom or the industry for input. I don't know if there is anyone reading this blog who I could talk to about this, but if there is, please leave a comment or e-mail me.


  1. I don't know much about the UK, but I understand Simon Fraser in British Columbia (Canada) has a very good publishing program. (I've been considering applying to it myself. It would be my second MA though and that seems a bit indulgent at the moment.)

  2. I've heard about Simon Fraser. The problem with Canada is it would be much harder to get a free ride there. International tuition tends to be crazy. (If I can't get a Marshall Scholarship, there are programs in the US I might do.)


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