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
distance learning
variable 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