Full time & Part time September MRes 1 year full time, 2 years part time Award winner
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Embark on a captivating journey into the enchanting world of children's literature with our MRes in Children's Literature at the University of Reading. As Britain's oldest accredited master's degree on children's literature from literary perspectives, this interdisciplinary programme delves into the history and approaches to children's literature. Engage in small seminar groups and receive personalized dissertation supervision from renowned specialists. Gain invaluable preparation for a range of careers in cultural, educational, and media industries, or pursue further study with a PhD. Our world-leading teaching staff, exceptional facilities, and vibrant research community make this programme truly exceptional. Join us and unlock the magic of children's literature.

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Gain an in-depth knowledge of approaches to – and the history of – children's literature with our fully-taught MRes in Children's Literature, Britain's oldest accredited master's degree on children's literature from literary perspectives.

The University of Reading is 6th in the UK for research outputs in English Language and Literature (Times Higher Education analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 – English Language and Literature, when scoring by GPA Output). 

Our MRes in Children's Literature is an interdisciplinary degree, engaging with childhood studies and children's media. You will learn through small seminar group teaching and one-to-one dissertation supervision by renowned specialists.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK.

For the MRes, you'll need to submit copies of two essays you wrote during your degree (not on children's literature) and a 500-word statement of motivation.


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £10,800

New international students: £22,350

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