Literature for Children and Young Adults, M.A. | Plymouth Marjon University | Plymouth, United Kingdom
M.A. On Campus

Literature for Children and Young Adults

12 months
12000 GBP/year
6500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Do you have a passion for children’s literature? Do you want to share literature with children and develop their ability to read for pleasure? Do you want to deepen your own knowledge of the literature, studying and discussing alongside like mind peers? Then the Literature for Children and Young Adults programme of the Plymouth Marjon University is the course for you!


Key facts

The Literature for Children and Young Adults programme of the Plymouth Marjon University will enable you to immerse yourself in the world of literature for children and young adults gaining experiences and accreditation within a friendly, flexible setting.

Through a blend of learning approaches, you will explore how children’s literature has developed over the last century to offer a diverse range of genres and experiences for children. You will develop your own skills of enquiry and critical appraisal. You will examine relationships between readers, writers, illustrators, texts and contexts. There are opportunities to develop your own pathways of study and to work on the creative writing of children’s literature.

Modules are taught by a team of enthusiastic and experienced experts within the field of children’s literature. We have established links with local and national bodies and can present and offer a variety of experiences and opportunities.

This is a research-driven and practice informed course, designed to help enhance students' professional practice in a variety of scenarios to support children in reading for pleasure. You will develop skills of critical reflection and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the wonderful texts available for today’s young readers. You will be introduced to many new texts and will also rediscover some old favourites. Studies of genres will offer choices to specialise in chosen areas as well as exploring new and possibly unfamiliar fields. 

What might you become?

This course allows the student to gain advanced knowledge and understanding within the field of children's literature, this therefore leads towards a career working closely with parents, teachers and children.

After completion of this MA students will be able to embark on a career helping others to develop a passion for children's literacy whilst also helping to raise children's standards in reading. This may be achieved through teaching in schools, librarians, nursery staff or social work. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Turning the Page: An Examination of the Development of Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • Opening Stories: Genres and Themes in Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • Research Design
  • Creative writing for Children and Young Adults
  • Research Dissertation OR Creative Writing Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree or equivalent from a recognised Higher Education Institute in the UK or abroad.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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