Children's Literature & Literacies, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #80 (WUR) ,
This Children's Literature & Literacies programme at University of Glasgow is the first programme in Scotland dedicated to childrens and young adults 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 childrens media.

About

Why this programme
  • The Children's Literature & Literacies programme at University of Glasgow 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 childrens literature.
  • You will investigate new developments in the production of texts for children using multimodal forms and digital technologies.
    • You will discuss recent theories of language and literacy development and consider how they can be supported by traditional and multimodal texts for children.
    • This programme provides the opportunity to learn, share experiences and insights and create networks with international students from a range of backgrounds in teaching, publishing and related academic disciplines.
Career prospects

This programme is an excellent source of professional development if youre already working in education, library services and childrens media, or are looking to move into these areas.

Programme Structure

Core courses
  • Childrens literature and literacies: critical enquiry
  • Introduction to educational and social research
  • Modern educational thought
  • Reframing language, literature and literacies for 21st century life
  • Texts for children: from the printing press to virtual reality.
Optional courses may include
  • Advanced educational research
  • Developing literacy
  • Identities, relationships and behaviours
  • International and comparative education
  • Texts for diversity: language across learning for children with English as an additional language.
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      24-36 months part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry 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.

For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time 20 credits:850

Funding

    Funding opportunities
    • Nisbet scholarship for Education
    • Huazhong Normal University
    • The University of Glasgow James McGill Scholarship
    • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
    • University International Leadership Scholarship
    • Alumni Discount
    For more information, please visit programme website.

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