Taught course

Childhood Studies

University of Leeds · School of Education

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent in a relevant discipline. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and experience on an individual basis.

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Months of entry


Course content

This innovative MA in Childhood Studies offers a unique sociological focus seeking to understand the lives of children and young people in different social, cultural, participatory and geographical contexts. Drawing on the new social studies of childhood and youth, the course enables you to develop a holistic understanding of children and young people and their everyday lives.

Modules have been developed using the theory and history of Childhood Studies, the practice and research experience of staff who teach on the course and the latest research in the field. Core modules will give you a sound knowledge of concepts and approaches in the study of childhood, but you’ll also be able to choose optional modules to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office