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).
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.
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).
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.