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Master of Children's Literature


About This Masters Degree

Course Description

Overview

Turn your passion for children’s books into a specialist postgraduate qualification!

Macquarie is a world leader in the field of children's literature. Gain practical experience in analysing and critiquing a diversity of texts and genres, including picture books, children’s films, graphic novels and young adult fiction, from the perspective of literary and cultural theory, as well as their social and historical contexts. And, if creative writing is also your passion you can elect to add units from our acclaimed Master of Creative Writing to create a personalised program.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-children's-literature

Key benefits

- Access to specialist teachers whose publications have achieved critical and international acclaim within the field of children’s literary criticism
- Opportunities to complete a research thesis on a topic of your choice
- Create an e-portfolio of your work and learn new skills in our state-of-the art online learning platforms
- Your choice of studying on campus or online
- Flexibility of part-time or full-time study options

Suitable for

Primary and secondary teachers; librarians; editors and publishers; as well as people generally concerned with the production and dissemination of children's literature.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant field;
Relevant work experience at a senior level.

- 1 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience in a relevant field;
Honours or Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline, including 15-20,000 word thesis.

- Relevant disciplines
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, including literature, cultural studies, media studies, education, librarianship, creative arts.

- Relevant areas
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, including literature, cultural studies, media studies, education, librarianship, creative arts.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 overall (with minimum 6.5 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Speaking) or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Career Opportunities
Graduates launch new careers, freelance or develop and promote their existing careers in Education or the Arts and Media industries, including:
- arts journalism and magazine writing, online and in print
- author/novelist
- book publishing – editorial, public relations, and copy editing
- children's TV writer/script editor
- secondary, tertiary and continuing education creative writing, literature and English studies teaching

- Employers
Employers in Education and the Arts and Media industries, including schools, online and print education, publishing and entertainment media.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-children's-literature

Visit the Master of Children's Literature page on the Macquarie University website for more details!



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(Student Profile)

Nicola Robinson

“The Master of Children’s Literature has expanded my way of thinking about books for children and young adults, enriching my editing practice, my occasional teaching roles, and my personal reading. I have enjoyed both the wide-ranging conversations with fellow students and the keen insights of the lecturers. The breadth of the course - everything from the historical contexts for children’s literature to theory of mind as applied to children’s books and reading seems to give all students an extensive understanding of the field, as well as allowing each of us to develop our personal areas of fascination.”

Nicola Robinson is a Children’s Book Editor.


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in literature, cultural studies, media studies, education, librarianship, creative arts, or a related discipline; or Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with significant equivalent relevant work experience

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