Children's Literature (MA(Res))

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award
MA(Res)

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7360 per year

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15650 per year

All study options

About Children's Literature at University of Reading

Gain an in-depth knowledge of approaches to – and the history of – children's literature with the world's oldest accredited master's degree on children's literary from literary perspectives.

This is an interdisciplinary degree, engaging with childhood studies and children's media. You will learn through small seminar group teaching and one-to-one dissertation supervision by renowned specialists.

You will also receive outstanding preparation for various careers in cultural, educational and media industries, or for further study through a PhD. For example, some of our students have spent part of their time with us on placements with employers such as publishers.

You will have full access to the University's many facilities, including the Library, Sports Centre, and Reading University Students' Union, and all students benefit from departmental facilities and events such as research talks and guest lectures, especially the research seminars run by the Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL).

The M(Res) in Children’s Literature is run under the aegis of the CIRCL. Our teaching staff are all CIRCL researchers and world-leading specialists in aspects of childhood and children’s literature, publishing in leading international journals and producing edited volumes together, as well as each publishing monographs in the field. Their research includes work on theoretical approaches to childhood, gender and sexual identities, childhood and neuroscience, childhood and animals, childhood and film, childhood in nineteenth-century English fiction, and theories of pedagogy.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMA(Res)How you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7360 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15650 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2018/19 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants.

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

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