Degree code (MA): NTEHB
Credit value: 180 (ECTS equivalent: 90)
The MA provides students with a broad understanding and experience of the chronological range of book history from the medieval period to the present day. It introduces students to the range of disciplines that make up the subject, including bibliography, palaeography, codicology, bookbinding, history of printing, bibliometrics, history of publishing, history of reading and library history. The course provides frequent opportunities to handle archaeological and historical objects relating to the subject. Teachers are globally recognised experts in their fields.
The MA consists of one compulsory Research Methodologies module, a series of five taught modules (including two core courses) plus a dissertation of 15,000 words. Each taught module is worth 20 credits and consists of ten formal teaching sessions (each session is not less than 90 minutes and not more than 120 minutes duration) in a seminar format, plus one piece of written coursework. The dissertation is worth 60 credits.
Teaching takes places at the Institute of English Studies, in Senate House (University of London) and libraries, museums and archives within London. Modules are taught on one or two days a week.