MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University

Program Description

MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation.

The full time MA Childhood and Youth Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements. As well as (30 credit) taught units of study, this course also provides opportunities to gain practice experience in UK educational contexts (via optional unit choice), and every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance.

We welcome applications from non-EU internationals who are supported at every stage by MMU International.

Features and benefits of the course

  • Study at our £139 million new Brooks Building which has world-class facillities for teaching and learning
  • Close collaboration with the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), including guests speakers and conferences
  • Teaching staff have specialist experience in their field and many are actively involved in research nationally and internationally

About the course

In term one, students undertake two core units. The unit ‘International Comparisons of Childhoods’ examines how children and young people are shaped and regulated by the opportunities that are available to them in their communities. By looking at the different opportunities afforded to children across societies we are able to reflect more objectively on our those offered by our own. The unit ‘Introduction to Educational and Social Research Design is interconnected with the other full time Masters awards in the Postgraduate Research in Education, Community and Society programme and enables, from the outset, a consideration of the ways in which knowledge is generated in the field of childhood and youth studies.

In term two, students are able to choose two options from a selection; taught units offered develop students’ ability to critically engage with published research and to develop their own research skills in support of their own fields of interest. The optional unit ‘Identity, Equality and Empowerment in Childhood’ enables students to reflect on the nature of individual identities and how these might be investigated in order to help support individual empowerment and interpersonal understandings.

Term 1 Units

  • Introduction to Educational and Social Research Design
  • International Comparisons of Childhood

Term 2 Units

Students take two optional units from the following:

  • Students take two optional units from the following:
  • Collaborative Research Project
  • Globalisation, Social Justice and Social Change
  • Identity, Equality and Empowerment in Childhood
  • Independent Study
  • Key Issues in Managing Diversity, Disability and Special Educational Needs
  • Practice Based Project
  • Transformative and Ethical Leadership in Educational Settings

Terms 2 and 3

  • Dissertation

Typical entry requirements

Standard MMU admission requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply: applicants need to have an honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if students are able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.

Language requirements

International applicants need to demonstrate English Language requirements at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
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Price
Price
8,500 GBP
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Locations
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
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UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £8,500 per year. Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £14,500 per year.Part-time fee: £2417 per 30 credits studied per year.