Education Children & Youth

MSc Education, Children & Youth
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc Education, Children & Youth is an interdisciplinary programme specalising in research, policy and practice in relation to children and young people. Set in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the programme explores key aspects of the welfare and well-being of children and young people from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It does so recognising the complexity and inter-dependence of issues facing contemporary childhoods and youth. The programme encourages students to develop along a trajectory of critical thinking and independent learning through a series of tailored reading programmes matched to programme aims. Content is covered through a combination of lectures, laboratory work, seminars and tutorials with a strong emphasis on collaborative group work and active learning, including the use of on-line resources and discussion. A range of assessment strategies are incoroprated including essay, presentation, mind mapping and group project work.

Who Should Apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This is suited to those working with children and young people across a range of professional and public services including education, psychology, social work, health, law, social policy, NGO and research settings. It is also suitable for people wanting a career change to working with children and youth.

Subjects taught

Core Modules:

Children's Rights & Participat
Research Methods 1
Research Methods 2
Children & Youth Dissertation
Equalities Childrens Learning

Option Modules ( 1 out of 6 options):

Ed.Sc:Psych in Schools(MEd/MA)
Critical Policy Analysis
Development education
Inclusive Education
Children's Literature

Entry requirements

Candidates applying to this programme will normally hold an upper second class honours degree (NFQ Level 8 or international equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution. Admission to this course is subject to an interview. We welcome international applicants and advise that applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6, or equivalent. Only applicants who have met the English language results will be considered.

Application dates

How to Apply?

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Education, Children & Youth FT (W480)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


1 year full-time.
2 Years Part Time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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