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MA/PGDip Children's Literature (Distance Learning)

University of Roehampton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-20

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Summary

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.

As a distance learner you will have support from the Department, regular contact with your tutors, access to specialist services, and a wide range of e-books and digitised items from the Children’s Literature Collection at the University Library which contains 3,000 critical, theoretical, bibliographical and reference works and approximately 40 specialist children's literature journals.

Through this programme you will become a member of the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL), regarded as the premier institution for children’s literature research in Britain. The NCRCL has close links with organisations that work to further the study and teaching of children's literature, including The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Seven Stories (The National Centre for Children’s Books), and Booktrust. The University is also the exclusive Creative Partner of Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, London’s largest event dedicated to children’s writing. You can stay up-to-date with the NCRCL by following their blog. Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Career options

Possible careers include teaching and librarianship, children’s publishing and arts management.

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University information

University of Roehampton

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has an international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
Pre-sessional English courses are offered to help international students develop their academic English skills before starting their course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 81 2

    66th out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    107 54%

    72nd

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    45th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    99 48%

    87th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    31st

    55

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