You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in English literature, education, literary or cultural studies or related subjects.
Months of entry
* Provides in-depth knowledge of approaches to, and the history of, children’s literature
* Oldest accredited master’s degree in the world on children’s literature from literary perspectives
* Small seminar group teaching by renowned specialists
* Interdisciplinary degree, engaging with childhood studies and children’s media
* Outstanding preparation for PhD and various careers in cultural, educational and media industries
English Literature at Reading
Choose from a distinctive range of master’s programmes and actively engage with the University’s world-leading archives and special collections.
Our master’s teaching at the University of Reading is highly rated for its friendliness and expertise. You will be taught in small groups, with lecturers and professors leading discussion and giving lectures. There are three teaching terms, and assessment is by essays and a dissertation written over the summer. You will be given an expert supervisor for your dissertation, who will meet with you for a number of one-to-one advice sessions.
Our master’s are taught programmes, but they also provide appropriate research training for those going on to PhDs. As part of this, you will actively engage with the University’s world-leading archives and special collections.
As a master’s student in this thriving and dynamic Department, you will be welcomed at a number of special events, including research seminars and guest lectures. We have concentrated expertise in early modern studies, Samuel Beckett, children’s literature, and writing and publishing history.
Information for international students
IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||50|
|Dissertation||50 (20000 words)|
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team