Childhood Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

This innovative MA in Childhood Studies offers a unique sociological focus seeking to understand the lives of children and young people in different social, cultural, participatory and geographical contexts. Drawing on the new social studies of childhood and youth, the course enables you to develop a holistic understanding of children and young people and their everyday lives. Modules have been developed using the theory and history of Childhood Studies, the practice and research experience of staff who teach on the course and the latest research in the field. Core modules will give you a sound knowledge of concepts and approaches in the study of childhood, but you’ll also be able to choose optional modules to suit your interests and career aspirations. Research Insight MA Childhood Studies is taught in collaboration with the Centre for Inclusion, Childhood and Youth, bringing together researchers from across the University who have an interest in research with children and young people. We have a particular focus on participatory research methods with children and young people, which underpins all areas of our research and teaching.


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Assessment method

Most of the modules on this programme are assessed by essays. However, for the Research with Children and Young People core module you will develop and submit your own research proposal.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent in a relevant discipline. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and experience on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. Visit our website for full entry requirements, including the alternative qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

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Childhood Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS