Taught course

Education - Children's Literature

Oxford Brookes University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Students should normally have a first degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This three module course will provide you with an overview of the turbulent and unique journey that children's literature has taken since its earliest days to the present from a range of theoretical perspectives. You will acquire the understanding of how texts are constructed using a range of narrative modes and how this aspect of your subject knowledge can be employed in the primary classroom to develop children’s abilities to read a range of texts for pleasure. You will also explore a variety of texts currently available including classic texts; comics; novels in verse form; literature in translation and interactive texts.

  • You will be taught by an experienced team of colleagues researching and teaching in the area of children's literature
  • You will explore a variety of texts currently available, including classic texts, comics, novels in verse form, literature in translation and interactive texts.
  • Your learning on the course may lead to better prospects for career advancement and alumni frequently their change role / direction as a result of developing new understandings and skills from their work on the course.
  • We have regular guest lecturers focussing on the four language modes (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
  • We also make full use of the Oxford Brookes specials collections, a new collection of rare and antiquarian children's books and host a session in the Oxford Story Museum.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 488617