Taught course

Children, Youth and International Development

Brunel University, London · Social Sciences, Media and Communications

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.. If English is not their first language a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Months of entry


Course content

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. The course will equip you with the conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge that will enable you to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development and give you the skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to 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. You can choose from a range of optional modules, for example Sociology of Youth and Youth Work, Social Policy and also some Anthropology modules (subject to change).

Course information

Information for international students

International students are welcomed. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500 full-time
International students
£14,400 full-time

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Nicola Ansell