Taught course

International Child Studies

King's College London · Department of Education and Professional Studies

Entry requirements

A 2:1 undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to work with children and/or substantial professional work experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

Our multidisciplinary programme encourages you to take a rigorous academic and analytical approach to contemporary issues in childhood. These issues are relevant for anyone working or intending to work with, or on behalf of, vulnerable children. We apply sociological perspectives on multiple constructed childhoods to a comparative study of global childhoods. This complements our teaching on relevant law and policy, child development, and contemporary issues such as poverty, HIV, child trafficking and child protection. This programme is appropriate if you work in the statutory or voluntary sector overseas or aspire to work in this sector and hold a relevant first degree, or if you are a UK professional who works with children and/or young people.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions
+44 (0) 20 7848 7207
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200