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Book History and Material Culture MSc

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

The programme attracts outstanding students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Career opportunities

This programme will equip you with the detailed knowledge and research skills you need to progress to a research degree and continue a career in academia.

You may also pursue a career in: Libraries; archives; the cultural heritage sector.

You will graduate with a number of highly transferable skills in communication, project management and analysis that will give you an advantage, whatever your chosen career.

Application deadline

31 July 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

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    9th out of 90 17

    13th out of 26 5

    8th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

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    173 85%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    55th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    95th

    1
  • Entry standards

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    174 89%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    156 77%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    87th

    1

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