The defining aspect of the profile of the Department of Book Studies in Leipzig lies in its interconnectivity of training in theoretical, economic-practical and historical aspects of book publishing. Its integration in the course of study of the Media and Communication Department allows for the investigation of the specific qualities of the book in a comparative media environment. Undergraduates (B.A. students) will learn the basics of all media (i.e. newspaper, book, television, radio). At the beginning of the postgraduate studies (M.A.) and after the successful completion of the B.A. course, students have the opportunity to specialize in Book Studies.