Taught course

Children and Young People

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

You should normally have a good first degree or equivalent as well as experience working in an environment with children or young people. A professional qualification is not necessary but you must be able to demonstrate continuing involvement with children and young people and experience within the last two years of working with children and young people. For more information about equivalent qualifications and any other queries about your application please email: admissions@anglia.ac.uk.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

If you want to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to develop service provision for children and young people, our MSc is for you. It will develop your understanding of the societal and political influences that impact on children and young people, as well as promoting effective joint working between and across sectors and agencies.

Whatever your background and experience in working with children and young people, this course will help you develop skills to benefit the young people you work with as well as boost your own career. You'll enjoy lively debate through sharing your experiences with your fellow students who will themselves be drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to children and young people. In fact, inter-professional practice is central to the whole course and you'll learn to build on your practice with children and young people to support the whole multi-disciplinary team that may be working with an individual or group, both within your workplace or in a wider social care context.

Working with children and young people can be a very rewarding and challenging experience and there's a wide variety of settings you might choose to work in. Our MSc will equip you with an enhanced level of expertise to build your career in your chosen sector, whether that’s healthcare, social care, education or other related fields.
To find out more, visit our course page.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to demonstrate the university standard of English language (IELTS) at Level 6.5 (including written English) prior to commencement on a course.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Admissions Customer Service Team
01245 686868