Research course

Child and Youth Studies

Institution
Open University · Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning
Qualifications
PhDEdD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Child and youth studies is located in the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET). We draw on a range of approaches and methodologies including those from developmental psychology, childhood and youth studies, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies. Themes include:

  • children and young people: experiences, identities, spaces, voice and agency
  • young people: gender relations, masculinities and femininities
  • the impacts of social and cultural change on children and young people
  • learning, education, disability and technology
  • the development of thinking, social relationships and representations
  • international perspectives on childhood and youth.

Childhood and youth studies researchers have good contacts with pre-school institutions, schools, young people and families. We are an active inter-disciplinary group with a research income of over £1,800,000 since 2001.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months
      • EdD
        part time
        36 months

        Course contact details

        Name
        Mrs Anne Foward
        Email
        creet-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk
        Phone
        +44 (0)1908 655364