Taught course

Book History and Material Culture

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline is normally required. English language requirements may also apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Book History is a dynamic and rapidly growing area of interdisciplinary study that examines the book as an artefact in material culture. This programme brings together theory and practice in new and innovative ways. We study the production, circulation and reception of books from manuscript to e-books, paying attention to the histories of reading and authorship.

The programme integrates traditional bibliography, advanced theoretical approaches, training in special collections, and hands-on experience. You will be taught by leading experts at the University’s renowned Centre for the History of the Book. Field trips and work placements will allow you to take advantage of the exceptional collections in Edinburgh.

The programme attracts outstanding students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. The degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
llc.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3030