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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 incorporated 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 also suitable for people wanting a career change to working with children and youth.

Vision and Values Statement
The MSc in Children and Youth Studies is an interdisciplinary programme specialising in research, policy and practice relating to children and young people. Underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the programme focuses on children and young people's welfare, well-being and development, in the context of the complex and interdependent social issues facing contemporary childhoods and youth. The programme encourages students to develop their critical thinking and independent learning through a series of tailored reading programmes, capped by an independent research project or reflective work internship. Content is covered through a combination of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, tutorials and field trips, with a strong emphasis on collaborative group work and active learning, including the use of online resources and discussion. A range of assessment strategies are incorporated including essays, presentations, group project work, reflective diaries, and a thesis.

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:John Wyatt
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

Stage 1 - Option
Inclusive Education for Pupils with Additional support Needs
EDUC40420

Child Development
EDUC40950

Equalities, Social Justice and Children's Learning
EDUC42590

Philosophy, Ethics and Education
EDUC42650

Children's Literature
EDUC42780

Mindfulness for Schools: Learning from the Inside Out
EDUC42870

Children & Youth Dissertation
EDUC42920

History of Childhood & Learning
EDUC42980

Wellbeing of Children and Youth
EDUC43250

Internship: Work Experience and Career Development
EDUC43260

Languages & Learning in Schools
EDUC43280

The Psychological Development of Children and Young People
EDUC43300

Queer Frictions: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature & Culture
ENG41860

Geographies of the Global Sth
GEOG40760

International Political Theory
POL40140

Theory of Human Rights
POL41030

Application date

How to apply?
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

Course fee

MSc Children & Youth Studies (W242) Full Time
EU fee per year - €7640
nonEU fee per year - €19200

MSc Children & Youth Studies (W243) Part Time
EU fee per year - €4870

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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

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