Taught course

Scottish Book History and Textual Editing

University of Glasgow · College of Arts

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Months of entry


Course content

This Postgraduate Certificate focuses on the history of the book in Scotland and the theories surrounding Scottish book history and textual editing. Participants will complete a series of case studies designed to develop skills in comprehending the materiality of the book, the history of book production in Scotland and in textual editing practice, spanning Scottish literature from the work of medieval poets to twenty-first-century Scottish authors.

  • This innovative new Postgraduate Certificate is taken online, allowing maximum flexibility with your studies
  • The programme combines theoretical and practice-based learning, giving participants a unique set of skills
  • It has been developed by a group of specialists in Scottish textual editing and book history.
  • Its contributors are directly involved in major textual editing projects, including new editions of the works of Robert Burns and Allan Ramsay, among others.
  • The PG Certificate offers additional and distinctive training specialisms for Arts graduates, heritage professionals and archivists.
  • Its host subject area, Scottish Literature, is a pioneering and award-winning centre for online and blended learning.
  • The programme offers an introduction to postgraduate study for those considering undertaking an MLitt, MPhil or PhD.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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