Children's Literature (Distance Learning)

University of Roehampton

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12 months
14151 GBP/year
6657 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Children's Literature (Distance Learning) programme at the University of Roehampton allows you to study children’s literature in a flexible, part-time format from wherever you are in the world.


The Children's Literature (Distance Learning) programme at the University of Roehampton explores he exciting and varied world of children’s literature, and to examine how texts aimed at young people convey and challenge ideas about childhood. You will work with staff who have international reputations in areas such as philosophy in children's literature, popular fiction, adolescence and young adult fiction, early children's books, and writing for young people. 

As a distance learner you will have support from the Department, regular contact with your tutors, access to specialist services, and a wide range of e-books and digitised items from the Children’s Literature Collection at the University Library which contains 3,000 critical, theoretical, bibliographical and reference works and approximately 40 specialist children's literature journals. 

Career options

Possible careers include teaching and librarianship, children’s publishing and arts management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical and Theoretical Perspectives
  • Archives
  • Form and Genre 2
  • Children's Literature in Translation
  • British Children's Literature: Historical Perspectives
  • Writing for a Child Audience
  • Dissertation OR Creative Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits

PGDip: 120



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good second-class honours degree in English Lit/English Lit combined degree (if you have a degree in another discipline, please provide evidence of literary studies in your transcript or personal statement).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14151 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14151 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6657 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6657 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • £370 per ten credits (part-time UK/EU)
  • £787 per ten credits (part-time International)


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Children's Literature (Distance Learning)
University of Roehampton


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