Taught course

Children's Rights

Queen's University Belfast · School of Education

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in an education, training or relevant context.

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters degree is linked to the Centre for Children's Rights (CCR), which has an international reputation in the area of children's rights with a focus on the implementation of children's rights, child participation, education, social care and the children with disabilities. It will meet the increasing demand for a postgraduate qualification in Children's Rights, explicitly focused on interdisciplinary research and child rights-based research methods.

The aim of the programme is to provide high-level knowledge and skills in children's rights law and practice of value to those working with and for children, including public officials and NGOs as well as educators, social workers and health care providers.

The programme will develop participants' expertise in two distinct but interconnected areas:

Children's Rights - using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international standards to evaluate the laws, policies and practices which affect children

Research with Children - evaluating the best methods of conducting research into children's lives with a particular focus on approaches which involve children actively in the research process.

The programme features input from leading international children's rights scholars at Queen's and from around the world.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time: £27.22 per credit point (Home/EU) 2014/15 (60 credits/year) Full-time: £4,900 (Home/EU) 2014/15 (1 year)
International students

Applicants who wish to apply for postgraduate funding for 2012/13 entry should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Gillian Beavis
+44(0)28 9097 5923