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History of the Book

School of Advanced Study, University of London

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About

The History of the Book programme from School of Advanced Study, University of London is the oldest postgraduate programme in this growing area in the humanities. Each year the Institute of English Studies (IES) welcomes a range of students from varied educational and professional backgrounds and from many different countries.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The University’s location in central London provides easy access to unrivalled library and museum resources, and the programme draws on a range of tutors, each of whom are international experts in their field. There are opportunities to undertake placement work in the rare book trade or libraries and archives sector. 

This History of the Book programme from School of Advanced Study, University of London can also lead to the award of an MRes degree. All of our graduates are awarded a University of London degree. 

Careers and further study

Many of our alumni go on to establish successful careers in related fields, including academic librarianship, museum curatorship, publishing, art, and the print and antiquarian book trade. Some students aim to progress to study at PhD level for a career in academia. Our programmes provide outstanding training in research skills and equip you with the intellectual framework and language proficiency to undertake independent research with confidence and success. Former students have progressed to PhD study at the Institute and elsewhere.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodologies and Resources for the History of the Book
  • The Medieval Book
  • The Book in Early Modern England
  • The Book in the Industrial Age
  • Textual Scholarship and Contemporary Editorial Theory
  • Book trade/library internship (summer)
  • Any LRBS course

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum entrance requirement would be a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard (for example a grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher).
  • We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16275 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7025 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7025 GBP per year during 12 months.

Fees vary depending on fee status and study mode. 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Find out more about our range of funding opportunities: https://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/fees-and-funding

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