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Children's literature

The Children's Literature major sequence explores a wide variety of literary and popular texts, from picture books for the very young to novels and films. Focus on how these texts imagine and convey ideas and values, and on the interplay between texts for young audiences and the social and cultural contexts in which they are produced and received.

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Why study Children's Literature at Deakin?

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Deakin has an excellent reputation for its units and courses in Children's Literature, which look to the needs of teachers and librarians as well as providing specialist knowledge to anyone interested in writing for children and young adults, and in the historical and cultural contexts in which such texts are produced.

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Units aim to equip students with critical, analytical and research skills which will enable them to critique texts for children and young people and to recognise the socialising agendas which inform them.

Career and Industry 

Deakin's Children's Literature courses offer teachers, librarians, writers and other professionals working with children the chance to advance their knowledge through an introduction to contemporary critical theory, and offer practising professionals the opportunity to improve their qualifications.


What can I study?

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts / LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Children's LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Writing and LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Literary StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Writing and LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

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