Taught course

Childhood Studies

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

• You should be a graduate or, if you are a non-graduate, you will need relevant experience • Full-time and part-time students choosing modules which have a placement component as part of the assessment process will need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if an EU or international student) • Full-time students wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Internship Scheme will also need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if an EU or international student)

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Childhood Studies is part of the MA Education programme at the University of South Wales, which provides students with the opportunity to have a postgraduate course specifically tailored to meet their individual professional needs.

The MA Childhood Studies course is for you if you are working with or intend to work with children or young people. Students who wish to study the masters at Newport may be a graduate and/or have significant relevant experience working as a professional in education, health, social services, youth justice or the voluntary sector with children and young people.

Students on the MA Childhood Studies course will develop a critical understanding of contemporary perceptions of ‘childhood’ and effective approaches to working with children and young people. The masters programme at Newport aims to develop your expertise both as a practitioner and an academic and researcher in the field.

Contributions from professionals and researchers working with children and young people will contribute to you gaining a broad picture of childhood, children’s well-being and working with children and young people with particular needs. An integral part of the postgraduate course is an emphasis on children’s rights, children and young people’s participation, and inter-professional working. Consideration will be made of the importance of evidence based prevention and intervention strategies and the challenges of researching with children and young people.

Students originate from a diverse range of professional backgrounds and we utilise this feature by encouraging students to give their experiences and develop professional networks throughout the MA Childhood Studies course. This has enabled students to gain some unique insights into issues, and we have also created opportunities for students to become involved in presenting on other relevant courses.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
03455 760 599