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.
- 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
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
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
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.