This programme meets the increasing demand for a postgraduate qualification in Children's Rights, explicitly focused on interdisciplinary research and child rights-based research methods.
The programme aims to provide high-level knowledge and skills in children's rights law and practice of value to those working with and for children, including public officials and NGOs as well as educators, social workers and health care providers.
The programme will develop your expertise in two distinct but interconnected areas:
Children's Rights - using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international standards to evaluate the laws, policies and practices which affect children
Research with Children - evaluating the best methods of conducting research into children's lives with a particular focus on approaches which involve children actively in the research process.
The course will provide you with a thorough grounding in these two areas and the opportunity to explore a range of contexts in which these perspectives can be used to better understand children's lives and secure improved outcomes for children.
Children's Rights highlights
Our educational research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% assessed as 'internationally excellent or world leading' (REF, 2014).
•We have extensive links with local and international NGOs and can provide some opportunities for students to undertake relevant research. This may be of particular interest if you want to gain experience in the children's sector, perhaps to secure a job or to change position.
Internationally Renowned Experts
•This programme is linked to the Centre for Children's Rights (CCR), which has an international reputation in the area of children's rights with a focus on the implementation of children's rights, child participation, education, social care and the children with disabilities. The CCR has a vibrant community of PhD students undertaking research in a range of issues and in several countries.
•The programme features input from leading international Children's Rights scholars at Queen's and from around the world.
•The programme has been designed to enable students to pursue individual interests and to maximise the range of modules available to students.
•The programme is designed for those working, or wishing to work with or for, children and is delivered via blended and online learning.
•Credit transfer Students who have completed other Master's-level awards, eg PGCE, within the last 10 years are eligible to transfer credit.
Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities available with this course are outlined below:
Learning and Teaching Methods
A combination of face-to-face sessions and online learning formats.