Taught course

The Book. History and Techniques of Analysis (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
MLittMPhilPGDip

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Book History is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History.

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 course 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.

Modules

Each module typically comprises:

  • fortnightly seminars or weekly two-hour seminars
  • 100% coursework assessment

For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017-2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pghist@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2907