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Children's Literature - MPhil/PgDip

Trinity College Dublin School of English

Full time September PgDip, Other 1 year full-time

About the course

This master’s degree programme offers an exciting opportunity to study a wide range of children's literature - a broad category of literature that encompasses everything from picturebooks through to Young Adult fiction. Examining texts from the 17th Century to the present day, the course addresses chronologies, genres, modes of criticism, readerships, publishing trends and the full apparatus of literary investigation, while exploring the unique power dynamics that arise from adult authors creating texts for younger readers. While the focus is on literary analysis, the programme also currently offers a creative writing element.

Situated in Dublin, a UNESCO City of Literature, this is the only full-time one-year taught master’s programme in children's literature in Ireland and pays special

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good honors degree (at least an upper second or a GPA of at least 3.3). A sample of the candidate's own critical writing (3,000-5,000 words) is also required.

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