Children's and Young Adult Literature, M.A. | DCU Drumcondra | Dublin, Ireland
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Children's and Young Adult Literature

12 months
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15000 EUR/year
7400 EUR/year
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About

The MA programme in Children's and Young Adult Literature from DCU Drumcondra benefits enormously from the participation of national and international experts in the discipline, as well as from the enthusiastic commitment of its students.

Overview

From September 2021, DCU Drumcondra is delighted to announce the Masters of Arts in Children's and Young Adult Literature degree programme will now also be offered as full-time option.

Why Choose the MA in Children’s and Young Adult Literature at DCU?

  • The School of English is proud of its ground-breaking history in initiating the academic study of children’s literature as a postgraduate discipline in Ireland.
  • Members of the lecturing staff are experts in their fields, publishing and researching widely in the discipline, and co-founding national organisations (such as the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature).
  • The programme offers students the opportunity to study children’s and young adult literature in a supportive environment; small class sizes ensure that everyone has a voice, and typically promote a close and mutually supportive relationship between students; lectures and seminars are lively and varied, and promote an interactive and participative environment.
  • The wide range of modules on the programme ensures that students get the best opportunity to study their particular interests.
  • The programme is supported by the activities of the Centre for Research in Children’s and Young Adult Literature, including talks by world-renowned specialists in the discipline, such as Prof Emeritus Peter Hunt (Cardiff), Prof Emerita Maria Tatar (Harvard), Prof Karen Coats (Cambridge), Dr Marah Gubar (MIT) and Dr Lucy Pearson (Newcastle).
  • Students of the programme have access to the special collections of children’s literature held at O’Reilly Library (DCU Glasnevin Campus).

Potential Careers

Some of our graduates have used the programme as a springboard into doctoral study and academia, while others have used the knowledge and skills acquired on the programme to inform their work as journalists, judges, lecturers, editors, publishers, researchers and writers.

This programme has been of particular use to teachers of English at both primary and secondary levels, as a means of career development. It has also served the same purpose for school librarians and for librarians working in public libraries.

Graduates of the programme have also served as president of IBBY Ireland (the Irish section of the international non-profit organisation, which aims to bring children and books together); acted as adjudicators for, and chairs of, Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards; and, published children’s literature.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Histories & Contexts
  • Theories, Critics, Research Methods
  • Picture, Books and Film
  • Colonial, Adventure and School Stories
  • Fantasy and Poetry
  • International Children's Literature

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is open to applicants with an honours primary degree, minimum H2.1 (Level 8 NFQ) in a related subject.  Applicants with an honours degree who do not meet the minimum entry of a H2.1 but can show substantial and demonstrable experience related to children's and/or young adult literature may be considered for a place on the programme.
  • As part of your application, please submit a personal statement (maximum 750 words), outlining why you wish to study for a master's degree in Children's and Young Adult Literature.
  • As part of the selection process you may also be required to attend for interview. 
  • International applicants are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such applicants are non-native speakers of the English language, they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7400 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • EU Status Fee Part-time: €4,000 Per Annum
  • Non EU Fee Part time: €7,400 Per Annum

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /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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