Children's Literature, Media & Culture (Erasmus Mundus International Master) IntM
This unique, two-year degree provides an interdisciplinary study of the interaction between children, texts and media, along with the opportunity to study and live in at least two European countries. You will be able to engage with an array of cultural events related to children’s literature and media, and participate in a placement with a practitioner organisation.
Why this programme
- This is a unique programme that draws on the recognised strengths of the consortium partners to offer a joint degree that engages in children’s literature, media and culture.
- Glasgow is the leading partner in the consortium of universities that have developed this programme. The other universities are Aarhus University, Tilburg University, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Wroclaw.
- Rather than focus either on the literary, media or educational aspects on their own, the programme looks at the interaction between them in a flexible framework that allows for the incorporation of constantly changing format (e.g. digital technologies that affect reading and viewing) and input into creative initiatives around literature and learning.
- The programme includes the study of a wide variety of genres and considers new developments in the production of texts and media for children, including multimodal forms and digital technologies.
- You will receive a theoretical grounding in children’s literature and media as well as the opportunity to complete bespoke placements.
- You will be supported by a friendly, internationally acclaimed team of scholars who work in both the arts and humanities and the social sciences.
- You will have access to world class libraries, teaching and research facilities, as well as museums and other cultural organisations.
The programme is structured around a series of mobility periods across two years where you study at the programme universities for one semester. The periods of mobility are designed to enable you to engage with a variety of perspectives on the three core themes of the programme and promote valuable knowledge and practical skills based outcomes that will feed into future career opportunities.
During year 1 you will undertake a series of core courses which reflect the main themes of the programme and methods of enquiry delivered in Glasgow in Semester 1 and Aarhus in Semester 2. In year 2 you will choose a specialist pathway in Barcelona, Tilburg or Wroclaw and will complete a work-based learning placement. The final mobility period can be spent with one of the five consortium partners, depending on your chosen topic of dissertation. The programme also includes an optional summer school at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver at the end of year 1.
- Semester 1: September - December (Glasgow): Historical and critical perspectives
- Semester 2: January - May (Aarhus): Children’s Literature in a mediatised world
- Summer (optional): June-August (Vancouver)
- Semester 3: September – January: Pathway 1 (Barcelona) – Promotion of reading OR Pathway 2 (Tilburg) - Transcultural trajectories OR Pathway 2 (Wroclaw) - Popular Culture
- Semester 4: February - July (Glasgow, Aarhus, Tilburg, Barcelona or Wroclaw): independent study; dissertation
Year 1 - semester 1
University of Glasgow
- Children’s literature: critical enquiry
- Children’s literature: from the printing press to virtual reality
- Cross boundaries: children’s literature and other media (delivered online by Tilburg)
Year 1 - semester 2
- Children's literature and childhood
- Children's literature text and media
- New media for children & young adults (delivered online by Barcelona).
Year 2 - semester 3
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
- Developing reading programmes for different contexts
- Literature and picture books for the early years
- Placements with publishers/libraries
- Promoting of reading through cultural activities
- Research on literary education
- Canon formation
- Children’s literature in translation
- Life writing and fan fiction
- Placements with publishers/libraries
- Reviewing children’s and young adult books
University of Wroclaw
- International Children's film
- Representations of childhood in film
- Children and childhood in participatory culture
Summer school (optional) - University of British Columbia, Canada
- Historical and archival children’s literature
- Illustrated literature and other materials for children
- Writing, publishing and the book trade for children.
Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
Graduates will develop key skills sought by many employers, including the ability to find, select and analyse texts and empirical data; confident and persuasive oral and written communication skills; and problem solving through creative and critical thinking. The programme provides excellent preparation for careers in media, education and literacy, publishing, archive and information studies, heritage and creative industries, as well as a springboard for PhD study and an academic career.
Fees & funding
Tuition fees for 2020-21
Fees for the 2 year programme:
Home and EU:
- £6,500 per annum or €7,180 per annum
- £14,113 per annum or €15,630 per annum
The fees listed here cover tuition only. The University of Glasgow can only collect fees in Pound Sterling at the published GBP values. As the programme contains various mobility periods, students (funded and self-funded) will need to cover their own airfares between each chosen partner.
Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only
- Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £360
- Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £340
- Registration/exam only fee: £160
The University offers a 10% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes.More Information
Banco de Mexico
The Mexican National Bank (Banco de Mexico) provides special loans for students who wish to undertake a programme of postgraduate study. The University of Glasgow in partnership with Bank of Mexico FIDERH is offering a fee discount to holders of a Bank of Mexico FIDERH loan. See the FIDERH website for further information.More Information
Colfuturo Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia
The University of Glasgow offer discounts to all successful Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia (Colfuturo) scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.More Information
CONICyT (La Comsion Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica de Chile)
The University of Glasgow offers a 25% discount to all successful CONICyT scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.More Information
CONACyT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) / FUNED Agreement
CONACYT offers a non-refundable scholarship, a monthly stipend and medical insurance of an approximate total of $20,000 USD (in the case of the UK, no medical insurance grant is given since students are already covered by the National Health System) The University of Glasgow offer a 30% discount to all successful CONACyT scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.More Information
The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database
2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant arts and humanities (e.g. English language, literature, history, anthropology, library and information studies) or social science (e.g. education, sociology, politics) subject.
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:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 20
- Listening: 19
- Speaking: 19
- Writing: 23
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
* Please note that if you wish to be considered for a scholarship, you will be required to submit proof of English language proficiency by 1700 hours UK time Friday 10th January 2020. Please see the Consortium website for more information.
What do I do if...
my language qualifications are below the requirements?
The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.
my language qualifications are not listed here?
Please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form
For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form
We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.
How to apply
Before applying, you should consult the consortium website for further information on the application process, scholarships and accompanying forms.
Scholarship applications will close on Friday 10 January 2020. Thereafter programme applications will remain open for self-funded students until the deadlines below.
- International applications (non-EU): 21 July 2020
- UK and EU applications: 25 August 2020
Programme offers will be made on a rolling basis.
Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by Friday 10 January 2020, complete with all required documents.
Please note that if you wish to be considered for a scholarship, you will be required to submit proof of English language proficiency by 1700 hours UK time 10 January 2020. Please see the Consortium website for more information.Apply now
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