Taught course

Children, Youth and International Development

Institution
Brunel University, London · Social Sciences, Media and Communications
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • A UK 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a social science, education studies, childhood studies, youth work, international relations, development studies or related discipline.
  • Other disciplines and qualifications with relevant experience in international development work or work with children or young people will be considered on an individual basis and an interview may be required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Children, Youth and International Development MA will equip you with the conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development.

The core modules focus on key issues relating to children, youth and international development, including the rights and participation of young people. They also prepare students in research design and practice. The optional modules offer a unique opportunity to appreciate in depth how children and youth-related issues are addressed from alternative disciplinary perspectives.

This programme is unique within the UK in catering specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. It employs innovative teaching and assessment methods and offers students the opportunity to engage in placement learning or an Erasmus exchange with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Students can undertake a sustained project with an external organisation as part of a placement module. This may be an organisation with which they already have links, such as a current of former employer. They may also choose to apply their 60 credit dissertation to the needs of an identified community or organisation.

Aims

Working with and for young people in the Global South offers an exciting career full of challenges and rewards. This MA provides a varied programme with a global perspective that equips students for roles at senior levels in international development organisations, government ministries and global agencies.

The programme equips you with:

  • The conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge that will enable you to critically evaluate research, policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development.
  • An understanding of differing disciplinary perspectives on childhood and youth, and their theoretical and empirical contributions.
  • The skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to children, youth and international development.
  • Methodological, cognitive and transferable skills and substantive knowledge that will prepare you for employment, further study and civic engagement.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599