Entry requirements

Applicants normally require a relevant Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related discipline (for example childhood studies, education, psychology, sociology, mental health), or its equivalent. Applications are considered for candidates with significant relevant work experience. Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview. Applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB, Check) or a Swansea University accepted equivalent for international students. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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This unique and internationally renowned exciting Masters in Childhood Studies is a stimulating and cutting edge multi-disciplinary course. The course is attractive to all students who wish to develop their careers around working with children from birth through to eighteen. We cover a broad range of issues and encourage students to critically reflect on their practice and address theory and relevant research specific to their own interests.

The course in Childhood Studies is designed for a wide range of professionals working with children.

A broad range of topics are covered and students are encouraged to critically reflect on their practice and address theory and research relevant to their own interests.

The course will:

  • reflect upon the nature of childhood as a concept and the way in which it comes to be construed as it is
  • consider holistic child development in contemporary society
  • reflect on childhood and family policy in a variety of contexts
  • consider professional roles (one’s own and others) in relation to services for children and their families
  • encourage critical analysis of research in relation to childhood
  • encourage professional reflective practice.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Justine Howard
Email
j.l.howard@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 518695