Taught course

Children's Literature and Culture

University of Bolton · Faculty of Arts and Media Technologies

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good first degree in English or a related subject, normally an Upper Second (2:1). Those working professionally in this area, for example teachers and librarians, who do not have the standard qualifications will, however, be given special consideration.


Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Children's Literature and Culture at the University of Bolton is the only course in the North West dedicated to this area of study.

The course is designed for anyone who has an interest in children's literature and culture, including professionals who work with children, such as teachers, librarians or those in health and social service occupations, and also interested parents who want to learn more about this exciting world and share it with their children.

You will study many aspects of the field including the work of children's authors such as David Almond and Philip Pullman and adult authors who have also written for this growing market, such as Neil Gaiman and Salman Rushdie. You will also examine the broader field of children's culture, including picture books, graphic novels, films, television and toys.

You will examine these different media from both historical and contemporary perspectives, exploring how the market for children's culture has become big business and how it often attracts both child and adult audiences.

By studying on this course you will develop insights and analytical skills allowing you to appreciate the debates around contemporary childhood culture.

Information for international students

This course is not suitable for International Students.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

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