Taught course

Childhood Studies

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. You may also be considered if you hold either a BA in Childhood Practice from a UK University with a final mark of at least 60% and one academic reference or an undergraduate degree and at least 12 consecutive months of work experience in an area of direct relevance to MSc Childhood Studies, with a CV and at least one work reference which is no more than one year old.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is an intensive interdisciplinary programme, designed to explore issues such as child law and how it is implemented through policy and practice, and the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for child welfare, disability, education, family studies, juvenile justice, social policy and social work.

This programme responds to the increasing importance of the study of childhood in disciplines as widespread as philosophy, sociology and geography. It offers an opportunity to develop skills in research and consultation with children and young people.

You’ll examine the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and gain knowledge and analytical perspectives on particular areas of legislation, policy, theory and practice that affect children. The programme benefits from the childhood studies expertise of academic staff across the University.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 3064