About This Course
This interdisciplinary programme equips practitioners with the depth of insight necessary to working in the best interests of children and young people. The programme offers new ways of thinking about the position of children and young people in society and creates a critical bridge between theoretical perspectives, policy and practice. This course may be of particular interest to those working with/for children and graduates of childhood studies, health, social policy and education who wish to deepen their knowledge and child-centred research expertise.
What will you study on this course?
As a student on this course, you will develop your understanding of significant matters and debates relating to and impacting on the lives of children and young people in society. For example:
- Social and cultural representations and meanings of childhood in the 21st century
- Children’s Rights in local and global contexts
- The complex interactions between the spaces children and young people inhabit
- Surveillance and policing of children in society
- Youth vulnerability, exploitation and development
- Children’s lives in the context of the changing nature of families and family life
- Researching children’s lives
All students will carry out a research project about, with or for children and young people. Topics can be based on student’s area of interest or current professional practice context, in consultation with tutors.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Childhood and Youth Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
- hold a first degree, min 2ii, in a related subject (e.g. childhood and youth studies, social sciences, psychology, law or education) OR
- hold a first degree, min 2ii in an unrelated subject, plus at least two years’ professional experience of work with children and/or young people OR
- as mature applicants without a degree, have at least two years’ professional experience of work with children and/or young people.
Please also note the following conditions:
- A signed self-declaration form. Candidates should download the form here. The signed form should be returned to student.DBS.email@example.com
- A satisfactory criminal records check from your county of residence.
We are very happy to have an informal meeting with candidates to discuss their application. Contact: Dr. Nia Young, email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 01248 383070
For those whose first language is not English or Welsh, the minimum English language requirement is:
- IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual score lower than 6.0)
- Pearson PTE: 62 (with no individual score lower than 58)
- Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no individual score lower than 169).
Students of this course will be thoroughly prepared to enhance practice within the children’s work force. This could include education, children’s advocacy, youth justice, research, family support work, health or any aspect of work with and for children and young people.