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. This well-established programme strongly encourages students to develop new creative work, to give and receive feedback in weekly workshops and to experiment with new forms, audiences and voices. Students discuss a range of work by established writers and consider the theoretical, social and cultural contexts of contemporary writing for children and young adults. All students must complete five modules including Fiction for Children and The Publishing Project and, as an alternative, students may choose one module from MA Creative and Critical Writing, which includes modules on writing poetry and scripts. The Publishing Project is a module in which all students develop a personal writing project to the point of submission for publication, for example the development of a publishing proposal, initial chapters and letter to agent/publisher. Guest agents, editors and writers provide specific insights while the production and publication of a group anthology, Litmus, helps develop editing skills. After completion of taught modules, students undertake their independent study with tailored supervisory support leading to the dissertation - usually an extended piece or pieces of fiction for children.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,200 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 12,200 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 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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