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Course: MA Children's Literature

10 February 2020

As an English teacher and a parent, the distance learning elements of the MA Children's Literature course have allowed me to manage my own time.

Meanwhile the residential in Cambridge is not only close to where I live, but also to important contacts in the publishing industry.

Many of the lecturers are involved with the industry themselves, and we’ve had guest speakers from all areas of it, from writer M R Carey to a bookseller from Waterstones.

The lecturers are passionate about the subject, but also humorous – the lessons never feel dry.  I’ve also met like-minded students and had fantastic discussions about children’s literature with them.

As a writer, a teacher and a student hoping to continue on to a PhD, the course has really opened my eyes to possible sideways movements from teaching to other careers.

Also, the reading list contained so many of my favourite books I couldn’t resist joining!

Emily Button




Emily studies MA Children’s Literature at ARU in Cambridge, If you're interested in studying for a Masters, book your place at our next Open Day to find out more.

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