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Children & Youth Studies - Research

The PhD in Children and Youth Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme specialising 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.

The Structured PhD in Children and Youth Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme specialising 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. It does so recognising the complexity and inter-dependence of issues facing contemporary childhoods and youth.

This fast growing area 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. The programme 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. An accelerated PhD (W246) is also available for this programme for part-time students who transfer from the MSc in Children and Youth Studies. Please contact the course director for further details.

Entry requirements

For direct entry to the PhD, students must have
a) high honours in an appropriate master’s degree (or equivalent); or,

b) evidence of other academic standing and/or relevant professional experience that demonstrates suitability for doctoral studies.

Overseas students will be able to apply expertise gained on the programme to their own country. The language of instruction of the programme is English.

Duration

W244 3 Years Full Time
W245 6 Years Part Time

Number of credits

PhD: 270 credits taken over 3/4 years of full-time study,
or 5/6 years part-time.

Accelerated PhD:
330 credits. For students who satisfy the criteria for transfer from MSc to stage 2 PhD and complete a total programme of work to the value of 330 credits over 6 years of part-time study.

Further enquiries

Larissa Lamb education@ucd.ie

Application date

Closing Date: Friday 12th May 2017 for September 2017 entry

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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