MA Writing for Children
University of Winchester
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
* international students (full-time)
MA Writing for Children explores the relationship between creative production and critical awareness of children’s literature and allows students to develop their writing skills in a stimulating and supportive environment.
The programme offers students the opportunity to develop creative work in progress, give and receive feedback and produce new writing. It also encourages students to discuss the work of established writers and consider the theoretical, social and cultural contexts of contemporary writing for children.
All students must complete five modules including Fiction for Children and Publishing Project and, as an alternative to the other modules on offer, students may choose up to two modules from MA Creative and Critical Writing, which includes modules on writing poetry and scripts.
Publishing Project is a module in which all students develop a writing project to the point of submission for publication, for example, the development of a publishing proposal, initial chapters and letter to agent/publisher. Guest agents, editors and writers provide specific insights and a group project such as an anthology or blog helps develop editing skills.