Witherbys scholarship for the MLitt in Publishing Studies

Deadline for applications has passed. Information available for reference only.

Key Facts

Fee status

England, Northern Ireland, Wales, European Union, International, Scotland

Level

Postgraduate (taught)

Deadline

Deadline for applications has passed. Information available for reference only.

Number of awards

1

Value of awards

£3,000

Your country/region

All nationalities

The Witherby Publishing Group and the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling are offering a scholarship for Stirling's industry-leading MLitt in Publishing Studies (2020-21).

Background information

The Witherby Publishing Group and the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling are offering a scholarship on Stirling’s industry-leading MLitt in Publishing Studies for 2020-21 with placement opportunities at Witherbys. Applications will be especially welcomed from individuals from disadvantaged or under-represented backgrounds.

Funding

The scholarship is wholly funded by the Witherby Publishing Group and offers £3,000 towards the payment of fees for the MLitt Publishing Studies programme, to be paid at the beginning of the academic year (October 2020).

Placement

The student will be offered a two-week work placement with Witherbys, to be taken at a mutually convenient time. It is not clear, at the time of writing, how or where this might be conducted owing to the current COVID-19 restrictions. However, Scottish Government guidelines will be adhered to when the time to take the placement comes around.

Witherby Publishing Group

Witherbys is one of Scotland’s largest and most successful publishing houses, with a portfolio of over 400 specialist titles that are exported to over 110 countries.

Established in 1740, Witherbys has long been involved in the maritime industry. In 2008, when the company was bought by Seamanship International from the Witherby family, the name was changed to the Witherby Publishing Group and the company was brought, in its entirety, to Scotland. Twelve years later, having grown the company tenfold, Witherbys is now one of the largest providers of regulatory and guidance materials to the marine industry. Witherbys is a privately owned company.

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication was established in 1982 and has since developed a global reputation for its postgraduate degrees in publishing, its research activities, and its industry links. Focusing on book, magazine, journal and digital publishing, the Centre trains the publishers of the future, provides opportunities for those currently working in the industry to reflect on their professional practice, and through its research, critically analyses the past, present and future of publishing.

 

Eligibility and availability

Applications will be especially welcomed from individuals from disadvantaged or under-represented backgrounds.

How do I apply?

There are three stages to the application:

1) Make a full application (including a personal statement and one reference) for a place on the MLitt in Publishing Studies via the University of Stirling Admissions Office. Details of how to make this application are available here. Deadline: Friday 31 July 2020.

2) Write an additional personal statement (500 words maximum), describing your personal circumstances in terms of your disadvantage and/or under-representation and saying how you would benefit from the scholarship. Please include your name on the document. Email this as a pdf to fahgs@stir.ac.uk along with a covering message. Please use ‘Witherbys Scholarship’ as the subject heading. Deadline: Friday 31 July 2020.

3) Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview on Tuesday 18 August.

Contact us

Academic enquiries about the scholarship should be directed to Frances Sessford, Programme Director: frances.sessford@stir.ac.uk, while those relating to Witherbys should be directed to Gillian Macrosson, Managing Director, Witherby Publishing Group: gillian.macrosson@witherbys.com.