University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

This degree provides a rigorous course that interrogates the literary, creative, social, cultural, political and historical contexts in the field of children's literature. You will work with staff who have international reputations in areas such as philosophy in children's literature, popular fiction, adolescence and Young Adult, early children's books, and writing for young people. You will also benefit from a series of guest speakers, extra-curricular activities and field trips that will enhance your student experience and ensure you get the most out of your studies. You will study a range of critical and theoretical approaches and learn about key ideas that have shaped literary criticism, particularly those that resonate with children's literature studies. You will pay special attention to archives, and what impact they have on textual culture, and will be trained in using them as a resource. On completion of this course, you could progress on to Teaching, children?s publishing and arts management. Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,520 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,520 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,860 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a good second-class honours degree in English Lit/English Lit combined degree (if they have a degree in another discipline, please provide evidence of literary studies in their transcript or personal statement).
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band; TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall: 89, Reading: 18, Writing: 17, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20; Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Overall : 176, Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162; Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Overall : 169, Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162.