Childhood Studies at University of Suffolk - UCAS

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Course summary

MA Childhood Studies is a taught Masters programme which takes an informed and critical approach to the academic study of childhood studies. This programme would be of interest to undergraduates looking to progress to the postgraduate level and professionals interested in specialised or advanced study of childhood. The MA Childhood Studies is an interdisciplinary course with a strong emphasis in the social sciences, including perspectives drawn from sociology, social policy, anthropology, geography and history. The course is informed by the United National Rights of the Child (UNCRC) framework and is committed to a child-centred philosophy. Modules will reflect on the principles of protecting the rights and interests of children and young people, and the increasing importance of their participation in these discussions. This curriculum is continually updated and developed to reflect the changing landscape of childhood studies. The curriculum encourages students to develop their own interests and professional practice through the dynamic study of childhood. This postgraduate programme supplements a BA (Hons) degree and provides an advanced understanding of current, sometimes controversial, topics facing children, such as media, sexualities, embodiment, death and politics. In the current move toward evidence-based practices, the research skills gained through this degree will help to enhance your career prospects and give you the leading edge on current practice.


Core modules: Critical Perspectives; Research Methods; Research Dissertation. Optional modules: Embodied Childhoods; Ethics, Agency and Political Activism; 21st Century Digital Childhoods; Critical Conversations in Death and Childhood; Sex, Sexuality and Young People; Leadership in the Context of Children's Services; Theories in Educational Practices; Law, Society and Childhood.

Assessment method

These include: Essays and reports; critical reviews and commentaries; analytical exercises; individual or group presentations; a project-based or work-experience report; a dissertation.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.2 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8496* Whole course
Northern Ireland £8496* Whole course
Scotland £8496* Whole course
Wales £8496* Whole course
Channel Islands £8496* Whole course
EU £12996* Whole course
International £12996* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £12996* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Childhood Studies at University of Suffolk - UCAS