Taught course

Education - Childhood and Youth Studies

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · School of Education
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Normally you should have the following:

  • English as your first language; or GCSE or O-level English Language (A-C); or IELTS
  • a relevant degree* or equivalent professional qualification
  • some experience of working with children and/or young people.

*You may have an undergraduate background in any of a wide range of subjects including psychology, sociology, social and health care, education, history and anthropology.

Screening

All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

English language requirements

IELTS: Level 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MA Education – Childhood and Youth Studies is an interdisciplinary Masters. It covers the span of childhood from birth to 18.

The course is suitable for those who work with children and young people, from a range of professional backgrounds. We have designed the course as an excellent grounding to develop your skills or further your career, either as a practitioner or researcher.

You will examine:

  • the role of services for children and young people
  • the challenges this provides for practitioners and policy makers
  • the ways in which these services position children and their families.

You will also explore alternative conceptions of childhood and youth. And consider children and young people's lives and experiences through the social, economic, technological and global contexts in which they are situated.

We have good working relationships with:

  • local mainstream and special schools
  • children's centres
  • other services for children enabling.

So you will have opportunities for visits and placements (DBS checks are required).

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848