Graduates of this programme can reasonably expect to rise to advanced positions within the child and youth sector.
Aim of Programme
The MA in Child and Youth Studies aims to equip highly competent and motivated child and youth workers and graduates of cognate disciplines with the knowledge and skills necessary to become leaders in the profession and to advance the field to internationally accepted standards of best practice. The programme has both a theoretical and practice-based focus. As a graduate of this programme, you will have a specialised knowledge of child development, risk and resilience, and advanced knowledge of the legislative framework affecting children and youth.
Graduates of the programme can reasonably expect to rise to advanced positions within the child and youth sector and to be in a position to consider a more diverse range of career opportunities than those available to Level 8 Bachelor (Hons) degree level graduates. For example, in addition to the traditional roles of child and youth workers, graduates of the programme will be well equipped to take on professional roles in child and youth advocacy, in developing intervention based programmes, in conducting research and evaluating the effectiveness of programmes and in managerial, advisory and policy-development roles within the sector.