This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth – covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It's for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies; sociology; health and social care; anthropology; psychology; or education. It would be particularly relevant for those working with, or aspiring to work with, children and young people, as well as those who want to advance academically and professionally.
Key features of the course
•Equips you with the critical tools to analyse policy and to reflect on your own practice.
•Designed to help you develop professionally and meet the diverse and changing needs of children and young people.
•A strong focus on multi-agency working and inter-professional practice.
•Offers a choice between a short research project or literature review.
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
•Knowledge and understanding
•Practical and professional skills
If you've successfully completed some relevant postgraduate study elsewhere, you might be able to count it towards this qualification, reducing the number of modules you need to study. You should apply for credit transfer as soon as possible, before you register for your first module. For more details and an application form, visit our Credit Transfer website.
On successful completion of the required modules you can be awarded a MA in Childhood and Youth entitling you to use the letters MA (CY) (Open) after your name. You will have the opportunity of being presented at a degree ceremony.
You may also want to claim the related Postgraduate Certificate and/or Postgraduate Diploma:
If you started studying before October 2018 you can claim the Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth (C97) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth (E78). To gain all three qualifications you must study them in sequence (postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and then the MA). If you started studying before October 2018 and you are using credit transfer, you will not be able to claim both the Postgraduate Diploma (E78) and this MA.
If you are starting your studies in October 2018 you can claim the Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth (K32) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth (E93).