University of Reading

University of Reading

Children's Literature

Gain an in-depth knowledge of approaches to, and the history of, children's literature with the world's oldest master's degree on children's literary from literary perspectives - the University of Reading's MRes Children's Literature. This is an interdisciplinary degree, engaging with childhood studies and children's media. You will learn through small seminar group teaching and one-to-one dissertation supervision by renowned specialists. You will also receive outstanding preparation for further study through a PhD or for various careers in cultural, educational and media industries. Some of our previous students have spent part of their time with us on placements with employers such as publishers. You will have full access to the University's many facilities, including the Library, Sports Centre, and Reading University Students' Union, and all students benefit from departmental facilities and events such as research talks and guest lectures, especially the research seminars run by the Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL). The MRes in Children's Literature is run under the aegis of the CIRCL. Our teaching staff are all CIRCL researchers and world-leading specialists in aspects of childhood and children's literature, publishing in leading international journals and producing edited volumes together, as well as each publishing monographs in the field. Their research includes work on theoretical approaches to childhood, gender and sexual identities, childhood and neuroscience, childhood and animals, childhood and film, childhood in nineteenth-century English fiction, and theories of pedagogy. **Careers** Our graduates often find careers in media, communications, advertising and publishing, or go on to do PhD research. **Modules** - Theory of children's literature criticism - Twentieth-century and twenty-first-century children's literature - Nineteenth-century children's literature - Myth and folktale in children's literature - Children's radio, film, television

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in English literature, education, literary or cultural studies or related subjects. IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Theory of children's literature criticism * Twentieth-century and twenty-first-century children's literature * Nineteenth-century children's literature * Myth and folktale in children's literature * Children's radio, film, television

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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