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EN978 - Writing for Children & Young People

  • Module code: EN978
  • Module name: Writing for Children & Young People
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 20, 30, 36, 45

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aims of this module are to introduce students to specific issues relative to the writing and reading of contemporary children's fiction; to give student practical experience of writing for a wide range of children and young people; to enable them to locate themselves as writers in the filed of contemporary children's literature.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student will be able to: demonstrate a theoreticla and practical awareness of the technical skills needed to write contemporary juvenile fiction for different ages and in various genres; be able to identify and use the modes of writing that best suit the requirements of different young readers.

Timetabled teaching activities

Each session will comprise both a traditional seminar and a writing workshop where we discuss writing produced in response to the previous sessions.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: EN978-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: EN978-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
36 CATS (Module code: EN978-36)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
45 CATS (Module code: EN978-45)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • in World Literature (Q2PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Literature (Q3P1) - Year 2
  • MA in Writing (Q3P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2