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 and course duration

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