Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This exciting new programme is ideal if you have an interest in the academic study of children’s literature, or work in education (e.g. as a teacher or librarian), publishing or children's media. It's also aimed at authors who want to create texts for children. Award'winning author Michael Rosen is just one of the leading teaching staff on this programme, which is taught mainly in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths, although those pursuing the Creative Writing pathway will also study modules in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

Course Modules

Core modules: children’s literature: theory and reading practice; children’s literature and cultural diversity; dissertation. Optional modules: children’s literature in action (project'based module); an optional module in the department of educational studies.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £7,520 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £13,910 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA

Qualifications required:

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a related field. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • Additional Entry Requirement for the Creative Writing Pathway. If offered a place on the programme, you will submit a substantial piece or pieces of original creative writing, up to a maximum of 3,000 words, prior to the beginning of the programme. This work does not have to be in the form of writing for children/young adults. It will be considered by the Module Leader of the Workshop in Creative and Life Writing. Your submission should include one item from the following list: 1 short story; 7-10 poems; 1 or 2 extracts from a novel; 1 or 2 extracts from non-fiction writing, for example, memoir.