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Children & Youth Studies

MSc Children & Youth Studies

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc in Children and Youth Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme specialising in research, policy and practice in relation to children and young people.
The MSc in Children and Youth Studies 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. No

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 especially relevant to those who are interested in holistic and multi-disciplinary approaches to improving the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people.

Entry requirements

Candidates applying to this programme will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level from a recognized 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.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

90

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Larissa Lamb
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 7968

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Children's Rights & Participation EDUC41520
Research Methods 1 EDUC41850
Research Methods 2 EDUC41860
Equalitiy and Social Justice in Children's Learning EDUC42590
Children & Youth Dissertation EDUC42920

Stage 1 - Option

Responding to the Additional Support Needs of Learners (1): Theoretical and Practical Perspectives EDUC40420
Child Development EDUC40950
Educational Psychology and Positive Psychology EDUC41510
Philosophical Perspectives on Education and Childhood EDUC42650
Children's Literature EDUC42780
Mindfulness for Schools: Learning from the Inside Out EDUC42870
Mental Health & Wellbeing EDUC42880
History of Mental Health EDUC42900
Global Justice and Development EQUL40110
Disability and Equality EQUL40200
Interpreting Urban Landscapes: Field Studies GEOG40600
Theory of Human Rights POL41030

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Children & Youth Studies FT (W242)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MSc Children & Youth Studies PT (W243)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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