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Children and Young People's Literacy, Language and Literature

This course will deepen your understanding of the complex research and practice of literacy, language and children's literature. You'll explore how to give children and young people the best start in life by promoting literacy, language and literature and learn to apply different theoretical lenses, to understand practical problems. You'll graduate with deep knowledge of the language, literacy and literature research into what matters and for whom. You'll also develop a diagnostic approach to which designs and interventions work, in which circumstances and why.

Entry requirements

Degree or relevant professional qualification or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study.

Course modules

Compulsory module: Research methods and reasoning.

Elective modules: Supporting literacy development; teaching literacy across all school subjects; children's literature and literary theory; creativity, literacies and emotional-social development; language and literacy development in childhood; environments for learning literacy, language and literature; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through written coursework that draws on academic study and reflection on practical experiences in education.


The course fees for students from Scotland or the EU are £1,600 per academic year. The course fees for students from the rest of the UK are £3,000 per academic year. For international students, the course fees are £4,500 per academic year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MEd Part-time 36 Months

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