University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Children's Literature

This unique course allows you to study children�s literature in a fl exible, part-time format. You will explore how children�s literature conveys, and challenges, ideas about childhood. In the process you will gain knowledge of literary works written for children, and the social, cultural and historical contexts of their production. The MA is taught through a mixture of independent study, tutor feedback and peer support. You will work through digital study materials, undertake learning activities, and discuss ideas with other students through online discussion boards or virtual seminars. Students can also access e-books and digitised items from the specialised Children�s Literature Collection at the University Library.

Entry requirements

Candidates are expected to have either a good 1st degree (a strong 2nd class degree or above) in a relevant subject area (normally English literature), or a teaching qualification with further relevant study (such as a diploma in a language area), or appropriate qualifications and experience in related areas, such as publishing, librarianship, freelance research etc. Candidates who wish to enroll as associate students are expected to satisfy tutors that they are capable of working at the required level. Candidates whose 1st language is not English are expected to provide evidence of achieving level 6.5 in all bands of IELTS or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning - 2 years
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Digby Stuart College Wandsworth SW15 5PU South East

Key information

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