This unique course allows you to study children’s literature in a flexible, part-time format from wherever you are in the world. You will explore the exciting and varied world of children’s literature, and to examine how texts aimed at young people convey and challenge ideas about childhood. You will work with staff who have international reputations in areas such as philosophy in children's literature, popular fiction, adolescence and young adult fiction, early children's books, and writing for young people. The Distance Learning MA is taught through a mixture of independent study, tutor feedback, and peer support. You will have access to an online learning environment, allowing you to work with digital materials, watch video lectures, and engage in learning activities. You will have the chance to discuss ideas with other students through discussion boards and interact with your tutor in online seminars. At the end of each module, you will complete a piece of coursework, usually an essay, to demonstrate your understanding of the subject. This programme asks you to think about children’s literature in new ways. In your first year you will be introduced to essential critical approaches, from postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, and reader-response criticism, to new ideas about the child, power and ethics. Using these tools, you’ll study a selection of fairy tales, picture books and short stories, including classics and contemporary and innovative texts. Possible careers include teaching and librarianship, children’s publishing and arts management. Students can also exit with PGDip award.
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About this University
The University of Roehampton is committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, fulfil their potential. Students will become the kind of graduates that employers value: confident, critical thinkers who are adaptable, able to work well with people from all walks of life, and who possess an ongoing passion for learning. The university has a proud history in higher education, stretching back 175 years through its four colleges.
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