Taught course

Childhood Studies

University of Suffolk · Children, Young People and Education

Entry requirements

  • An Undergraduate degree with a minimum classification of 2:2. An appropriate work placement may be required.
  • Qualifications and relevant experience working with children and young people will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Childhood Studies is a taught Masters programme which takes an informed and critical approach to the academic study of childhood studies. This programme would be of interest to undergraduates looking to progress to the postgraduate level and professionals interested in specialised or advanced study of childhood.

The MA Childhood Studies is an interdisciplinary course with a strong emphasis in the social sciences, including perspectives drawn from sociology, social policy, anthropology, geography and history. The course is informed by the United National Rights of the Child (UNCRC) framework and is committed to a child-centred philosophy.

Whether you want develop niche expertise or refine analytical or research skills, this course will give you the ability to demonstrate self-direction, autonomy, and it will provide an up-to-date, in-depth knowledge of social policies affecting children and families.

Information for international students

International Requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

For more information as an internation applicant please see our website here

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time tuition fee: £8,748 p.a Part-time fee: £972 per 20 credits
International students
£13,995 p.a

Please see our website for details of funding opportunities here

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 - 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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