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Children's Literature, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Children's Literature programme at Anglia Ruskin University explores the key critical and business contexts of children’s literature and prepare for a lifelong career as a writer, teacher, publisher or scholar.

Overview

The Children's Literature programme at Anglia Ruskin University will introduce you to the key issues in the field of children’s books, from current critical debates to changing fashions in the publishing industry.

You can explore the two major traditions in children’s literature, mimetic (realist) and the literature of the fantastic, while also gaining wider perspectives on critical theory and research methodologies.

Your studies will embrace the all-important subject of the growing children’s literature market, including its changing nature, the role of translation and the impact of adaptation.

All of your modules will be delivered through blended learning. Each will begin with a period of guided reading, with your personal studies supported by online fora, discussions, tutorials and other resources on our Learning Management System. You will also attend one week of on-site, intensive teaching for each module. This will include lectures, seminars, workshops, student presentations and student-led discussions.  For the rest of your studies, including your major project, you will continue to receive weekly tutorial support in essay writing via email or Skype.

Careers

Our MA Children’s Literature is developed with working professionals in mind. If you are a teacher, librarian, publisher or scholar and want to specialise in working with children’s literature, this course will help to enhance your professional and intellectual development. There are also many other fields that require the combination of market awareness, critical / analytical understanding and research skills that you will develop.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Theory: Children's Literature
  • Publishing and 'Selling' Children's Books
  • Children's Literature and the Mimetic Tradition
  • Special Topic in Creative Writing/English Literature
  • Fantastic Fiction
  • Major Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • If you do not meet our standard entry requirements we will still consider your application, but you may need to submit a written assignment and/or attend an interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year, part-time): £3,750
  • International students, 2018/19 (per year, part-time): £6,550

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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