Taught course

Education - Children's Literature

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Students should normally have a first degree.

Months of entry

September

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.

Information for international students

We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.

Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.

If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
pgeducation@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 488388