This course is designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals working in child-related fields in health, education and social care, and to graduates seeking to working the research field of children.
MA Childhood in Society
"This course is designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals working in child-related fields in health, education and social care, and to graduates seeking to working the research field of children and childhood"
Dr Michael Wyness, Course Leader
We welcome international and home students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. The course is attractive to new graduates, practitioners and professionals in education, children's services, child-related international organisations and voluntary sector organisations, and educational and childhood researchers.
Course aims and benefits
The MA Childhood in Society is interdisciplinary, addressing the UN definition of childhood in the age range 0-18 years. You will develop an awareness of key theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented studies of children (0-18 years) and childhood. You will gain a familiarity with interdisciplinary perspectives and frameworks in the study of children and childhood, and you will be able to demonstrate a critical engagement with debates on key childhood related themes, including children’s rights, multi-agency support for children, development and care, and the global child. You will also develop an understanding of key issues in academic and public debates in relation to children and become familiar with the diversity of children’s experiences over time and space, both locally and internationally.
You will study two core modules (30 CATS each) intended to ground your knowledge of children and childhood, and address your understanding of research methodology. You will also take two optional 30 CATS modules, with at least one...