Taught course

Childhood in Society

Institution
University of Warwick · Centre for Education Studies
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent).

Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Are you interested in better understanding childhood and the lives of children? Do you believe that children are well equipped to help us understand? Do you want to make a positive difference? This course aims to enhance your knowledge and skills relating to childhood, globally and locally, so you are well equipped to make that difference.

This course explores childhood from an interdisciplinary and international perspective.

During this course, you will gain a familiarity with interdisciplinary perspectives and frameworks from fields such as education, psychology, sociology, philosophy and social policy in the study of children and childhood. You will engage with the debates, analysis and critique of current international and national research. You will also explore the policy and practice implications of such research.

Whether you are a practitioner wanting to develop professionally or looking for the next level of academic study, this course will help you to critically explore key childhood related themes, including child development, children’s rights and the global child. You will also develop an understanding of key issues in relation to children, and become familiar with the diversity of children’s experiences over time and space.

Studying the MA Childhood in Society will enable you to advance both academically and professionally, whatever you stage of development. You will be working with others who are passionate about the importance of childhood and childhood studies. Being part of a vibrant education studies department offers a wide range of optional modules that will enable you to personalise your studies to meet your professional or academic goals and share ideas with students and staff from across the department. Interactive teaching sessions will provide you with a varied learning experience and help you to develop useful collaborative and employment skills.

At the end of the course, you will engage in an independent research study that allows you to further develop and explore an area of personal or professional interest. By the end of the course you will be well positioned and equipped to continue with further academic study or to work in leadership positions relating to childhood and children’s education, in addition to informal and non-formal educational institutions and organisations, including but not limited to NGOs, charities, local government educational provision.

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
    • IELTS score to 7 overall, two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Education Studies
Email
educationstudies@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
(0)24 7652 3800