M.Ed. Children's Literature & Literacies

University of Glasgow

Application deadline: International applications (non-EU) 25 July 2014; UK and EU applications 29 August 2014
Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,350 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 13,750 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
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Description

The Masters in Children’s Literature & Literacies is the only programme in Scotland dedicated to children’s and young adult’s literature as a primary resource and a field of academic study. You will develop a specialisation that is highly valued in professions such as education, library services and children’s media.

  • You can balance your study commitments with a full-time role, and tailor research projects to provide the maximum relevance and benefit for your work.
  • The programme takes into account new developments in the production of texts for children using multimodal forms and digital technologies.
  • The programme gives you the opportunity to take a literary and critical stance to well-loved texts, as well as to contemporary authors whose texts push the boundaries of children’s literature. You will also discuss recent theories of language and literacy development and consider how they can be supported by traditional and multimodal texts for children.

Career prospects

The MEd is an excellent source of professional development if you’re already working in education, library services and children’s media, or are looking to move into these areas.

It also provides a excellent foundation for an academic career or further study within English and Scottish literature and other fields with a focus on children’s literature and literacies.

Contents

You will take five core courses, one optional course and produce a dissertation based on a specialised topic.

Core courses

  • Reframing language, literature and literacies for 21st century life
  • Texts for children: from the printing press to virtual reality
  • Introduction to educational and social research
  • Modern educational thought
  • Children's literature and literacies: critical enquiry
  • Professional enquiry.

Optional courses

  • Texts for diversity: language across learning for children with English as an additional language
  • Texts for children: visual and multimodal
  • Further options may be drawn from courses offered on the MEd in Educational Studies.

Requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

  • ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): Cminimum
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

  • Language Centre, University of Glasgow
  • BALEAP guide to accredited courses

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

As a commitment to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence, the University of Glasgow offers a wide range of financial support.

The University of Glasgow also offers funding opportunities to its current students wanting to carry out a project or a piece of research away from the University.

http://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/

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Accreditation

The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has accreditations by the following professional bodies:

  • Accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Accredited by the Association of MBAs (for the MBA programme)
  • Accreditation by professional accountancy bodies
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

We are also members of the Association of Business Schools and of theEuropean Foundation for Management Development.

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