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Children's Literature - MRes

Course Description

About the course:
-Provides in-depth knowledge of approaches to, and the history of, children’s literature
-Oldest accredited master’s degree in the world on children’s literature from literary perspectives
-Small seminar group teaching by renowned specialists
-Interdisciplinary degree, engaging with Childhood Studies and Children’s Media
-Outstanding preparation for PhD and various careers in cultural, educational and media industries


Sample modules:
-Theory of children’s literature criticism
-Twentieth and twenty-first century children’s literature
-Nineteenth century children’s literature
-Myth and folktale in children’s literature
-Children’s radio, film, television

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


Our students continue on to, or return to, careers in teaching, publishing, the media, the civil service, the charity sector and advertising, as well as going on to do PhD research.

Students report that their careers are supported by the skills they have acquired not only in terms of subject expertise, but also critical thinking, advanced understanding and writing.

Visit the Children's Literature - MRes page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in English literature, education, literary or cultural studies or related subjects. IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Last Updated

11 January 2017

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