University of Reading

University of Reading

Children's Literature

The course is part of the Graduate Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL). Students will consider ideas about childhood, reading, and writing; research approaches to children's literature and childhood; the history of children's literature, including training in archival research using the University library's special collection of 19th- and 20th-century children's literature.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 BA degree in English Literature, Education, Literaryor Cultural Studies or other related subjects (or equivalent from auniversity outside the UK).

Course modules

Modules include: Theory of children�s literature; 19th-century children�s literature; 20th-/21st-first century children�s literature; myth and folktale in children�s literature or children�s radio, film, television.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MRes Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MRes Part-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

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