University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

This acclaimed MA/PGDip in Children's Literature allows for the exploration of landmark books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit or The Railway Children, alongside the contemporary innovations of Melvin Burgess or Emily Gravett. You will work with members of the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature (NCRCL), who have international reputations in areas such as adolescence, critical theory, landscape, and philosophy. Although this is a literature programme, study is not limited to children's books per se, but examines the relationship (both historical and ongoing) between children's books and social constructions of childhood; creative writing for children is also explored on optional modules.

Course Additional Entry

Candidates are expected to have either a good first degree (a strong second class degree or above) in a relevant subject area (normally English Literature), or a teaching qualification with further relevant study (such as a Diploma in a Language area), or appropriate qualifications and experience in related areas, such as publishing, librarianship, freelance research etc. Candidates who wish to enrol as associate students are expected to satisfy tutors at interview that they are capable of working at the required level. Candidates whose first language is not English are expected to provide evidence of achieving level 6.5 in all bands of IELTS or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,800  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 4 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 - 4 years
Part Time
PgDip