Contact details and FAQ
Have a question? Get in touch with us.
If you have any questions about the MSc in Book History and Material Culture, please contact the Programme Director, Dr Tom Mole:
If you have any general or administrative queries, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator for this programme:
Frequently asked questions
1. Do I need to know my dissertation topic when I apply for this programme?
No, you will develop your dissertation topic over the course of the programme. In Semester 2, you will be allocated a supervisor to help you plan your dissertation.
2. Do I have to choose my option courses from ones listed here?
No. As Book History is an interdisciplinary field of study, you are encouraged to select courses tailored to your research interests. While there are option courses available in the Department of English, you might choose a course focusing on literature in another language. You might also be interested in the courses offered by the Edinburgh College of Art, the School of GeoSciences, or the School of History, Classics & Archaeology.
3. What funding is available?
You’ll find general information about fees and funding for the MSc here
Fees and funding
We would particularly like to draw your attention to the LLC Masters Scholarships, which are available to UK/EU and international students. Each scholarships covers the tuition fees for a maximum of one year at the Home/EU rate (£8,100). 10 of these scholarships are available to outstanding students beginning their Masters studies in the 2016-17 academic year.
The UK/EU Masters Scholarships are available only to UK/EU students. Each scholarship covers the UK/EU tuition fees for one year (£8,100).
4. What will I do with my degree?
The MSc programme provides a good foundation for further academic study, while the hands-on work placements are an opportunity to gain skills related to working with a library, museum, gallery, publisher, bookseller or private collector. Graduates from the MSc go on to work in a variety of fields, including curation, conservation, and academia. Take a look at profiles of past students: