University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Writing for Children

This programme explores the dynamic relationship between creative production and critical awareness of children's literature. Students develop their writing skills in a challenging and stimulating environment, supported by teaching staff who are published writers and experts in their field.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study.

Course modules

Indicative modules: fiction for children; writer as researcher; the publishing project; independent study preparation. Plus one of the following optional modules: Fantastic fiction; picture books; writing non-fiction for children.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of creative and critical work. Students undertake a dissertation of 20,000-30,000 words (or an appropriate equivalent) as part of their independent study, with full tutorial support. This comprises a creative piece, or pieces, of work for children or young adults in the form of fiction, poetry, script, creative non-fiction or picture books.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

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