Taught course

International Child Rights and Development

King's College London · School of Education and Society

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.

If your first degree is in a subject not related to international development or issues affecting children, you should set out what professional or other skills and experience you would bring to the programme. We can consider other backgrounds such as significant working with children, volunteering for an NGO, and teaching English overseas.

Months of entry


Course content

Our International Child Rights and Development MA is a multidisciplinary course that will equip you with the academic and applied skills to explore how we can protect the rights of the most vulnerable children in society.

You’ll gain a deeper insight into what the possibilities are for working with, or on behalf of, young people in national and international contexts, and scrutinize how we can address the most pressing social issues related to childhood.

This International Child Rights and Development MA is the only programme of its kind in the UK. It offers a unique blend of theory as well as being highly applied, enabling you to put the theory into practice.

You’ll enhance your academic understanding of international child rights and development, and reinforce your experience of working with vulnerable children in humanitarian aid, international development, policy and practice. You’ll also get plenty of opportunities to learn from the best in the field, build your network, and be supported with bespoke career advice.

This course is for UK and international graduates and professionals, wanting to obtain a global and holistic perspective on child rights and protection.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Jenny Driscoll