Taught course

Children's and Young Adult Literature

Dublin City University · Faculty Of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

This programme is open to applicants with an honours primary degree, minimum H2.1 (Level 8 NFQ) in a related subject. Applicants with an honours degree who do not meet the minimum entry of a H2.1 but can show substancial and demonstrable experience related to Children's and/or Young Adult literature may be considered for a place on the programme.

As part of your application through the Posgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) please submit a personal statement (maximum 1.000 words), outlining why you wish to study for a Master's Degree in Children's and Young Aldult Literature.

As part of the selection process you may also be required to attend for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The study of children’s literature has a long history at DCU—from its launch in 1997, the English Department’s St. Patrick’s Campus was the first in Ireland to offer a taught Master’s on the subject. In the years since, the programme has benefitted enormously from the participation of key experts in the field and from enthusiastic students.

Information for international students

International applicants are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such applicants are non-native speakers of the English language, they must satisfy the university of their compentency in the English language.

Fees and funding

International students
Please see our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Sharon Murphy
+353 (01) 7006098