University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

The Book (History and Techniques of Analysis)

This degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the book world from the inception of the printed book in the 15th Century to the invention of the mechanised press in the 19th Century. This is intended as a postgraduate training course for student intending to proceed to advanced work in the history of early modern print culture, and for those interesting in exploring a career as a rare book specialist in libraries, antiquarian booksellers or auction houses.The course combines training in the history of the book with specialist instruction in bibliographical description and cataloguing of early printed books. Furthermore, students are also able to enrol for training courses in Latin, palaeography and modern European languages.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, UK 2.1 or equivalent (GPA 3.6 or better). Students whose 1st language is not English must submit evidence of language competency.

Course modules

Core module: The hand press book from renaissance to romanticism; dissertation. Optional modules: Training module (choose 2 from: Technical bibliography; palaeography; Latin; documents and sources); directed reading in modern history; religion and identity; the Renaissance in Northern and Southern Europe; intellectual and political history.

Assessment methods

MLitt: 9 months of coursework and a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words. MPhil: 9 months of coursework and a supervised research thesis of 40,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary; School of History funding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary for History
Telephone number: 
01334 462907