Taught course

The Book: History and Techniques of Analysis

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
MLittMPhilPGDip

Entry requirements

A good 2:1 UK honours degree or overseas equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Book History offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the book world from the inception of the printed book in the fifteenth century to the invention of the mechanised press in the nineteenth century.

Course highlights

  • Students will acquire the technical skills required for rare book curatorship (teaching involves the Special Collections department).
  • The programme provides a deep understanding of key issues and methods in book history and familiarises students with the invention, development, spread and transformation of printing.
  • Students can undertake skills training in palaeography and either Latin or a modern foreign language.

Teaching format

The MLitt in Book History is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History. The programme comprises two semesters of taught courses followed by a dissertation (15,000 words) completed during the summer on a subject of the student’s own design. The optional components of the course are carefully designed to meet each student’s intentions: structured preparations for undertaking a PhD, professional development, or personal scholarly interests.

Teaching methods include fortnightly seminars and practical classes. Class sizes range from individual supervision up to 12 students. The modules are assessed by coursework only; there is no final exam.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency ie. IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pghist@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 462907