Research course

Issues in the Health and Social Care of Children, Young People and Families

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

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent). Masters level qualification with evidence of research methods at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Children and Young People Research Group in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care brings together academics and research students conducting social, sociological and critical psychological research into the lives of children and young people and policy/practice applications.

The group has strengths in a range of methodologies including: psycho-social methods; critical discourse analysis; biographical and life-history research; historical methods; and secondary analysis of archived data sets.

Particular areas of expertise include: gender identities, exploring mothering and fathering as social identities; child language brokers; LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and young people questioning their sexuality or gender identity), mental health; children and pain, ME in childhood; parenting at a distance; professional identities; youth justice; young masculinities; special educational needs; and ‘different childhoods’.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Wendy Whiteley
Email
WELS-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk