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MA in Children’s Literature, Media & Culture (Erasmus Mundus)

Aarhus University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Application deadline: NON-EU: 15 January | EU: 1 March

Program description

MA in Children’s Literature, Media & Culture (Erasmus Mundus)

The international Master’s degree programme in Children’s Literature, Media and Culture (CLMC) is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the areas of children’s literature, media and education across a broad range of professional fields. It is also intended as preparation for PhD study. The jointly developed and implemented programme will provide you with academic knowledge and research skills and develop your practical employability. The programme will build on your interests and experiences related to children’s and young adult literature, media and culture in order to deepen your knowledge of the expanding intersection between literature studies, media studies, childhood studies and education from an international perspective.

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The degree programme is located at universities in at least three European countries, including two obligatory semesters at the University of Glasgow and Aarhus University. Your teachers will be international experts from strong research communities within the field. They who will provide a theoretical and analytical grounding that includes historical, literary, educational and media-related frameworks for the study of children’s literature and media. As Erasmus Mundus programmes accept students from all over the world, you will be studying with a highly dedicated and talented international group of students.

Admission requirements

In general, admission to a Master's degree programme at Aarhus University requires a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor's degree in level and length (180 ECTS).

You must also meet any specific requirements for the programme you are applying for.

Since English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants must provide evidence of their English language proficiency.

You apply for a study programme at Aarhus University through our online portal.

Learn more about the general and more specific admission requirements at Aarhus University and find information on how to apply for a Master's Degree on our website.

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Program content

As a CLMC student, you will be part of an integrated, international and coherent degree programme focusing on the history as well as literary and media theory of children’s and young adult literature and on critical methodologies for evaluating and critiquing the corpus of children’s and young adult literature and media texts.

You will examine the interaction between children, young adults and adults in the production and consumption of multimodal texts. You will learn to promote and develop cultural sensitivity through the analysis of multicultural texts, media and artefacts as well as through academic dialogue among a broad international cohort of students.

Furthermore, you will increase your critical understanding of contested concepts, theories and debates about the promotion, role and users of literary, media and digital texts in professional and community contexts, including understanding the global market of books, media and related artefacts for children.

Scholarships & funding

Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to the most talented applicants from outside Europe.

The scholarship is usually a full or a partial tuition fee waiver, and in some cases, it also includes a monthly grant towards living expenses. Typically the scholarship is for the whole duration of your Master’s degree program.

You can find more information about Danish State Scholarships on the Aarhus University website.

Tuition fees

Please visit the program webpage for more information about tuition fees.

Career opportunities

With a Master’s degree in children’s literature, media and culture, you will gain deep insight into all aspects of media and texts surrounding children and young adults today.

Your knowledge of both the distinctive features of texts and media for children and young adults and the contexts in which they come into play paves the way for a career related to production and outreach/teaching within the field.

The international network that you establish through the programme will allow you to pursue a career abroad. You will also be able to work with research within the field and apply for admission to the PhD programme at Aarhus University


About this institute

Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!

Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...

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Why study at Aarhus University

An international and diverse university

Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.

Informal environment with focus on critical thinking

Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.

A comprehensive university

Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.

Contact info

Aarhus University

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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