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Course summary

The MA in Childhood and Youth Practitioner is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programme that works at the intersection of childhood and youth development. It is designed to offer you a broader underpinning knowledge of children and young people in a variety of theoretical and practical contexts. Specifically, the programme draws upon historical and contemporary ideas and explores children and young people through education, social policy, youth practice and personal reflective biographies. This course is perfect if you wish to extend your knowledge in working with children and young people. It is also for professionals aiming to extend their knowledge through active-based research and specialise in a particular area of childhood and/or youth practice. This MA presents an ideal opportunity for leaders, project managers, policy officers, and general practitioners to extend their knowledge and employment options in local, national and international settings that work for children and young people. Whatever your level, this MA provides an excellent step into doctoral-level study in any academic discipline or profession concerned with childhood and youth. The course is designed to enhance career opportunities in children and youth settings. Future career paths include (but are not limited to): teaching and coaching, social care, social work, youth work, probation work, youth justice, voluntary sector – including international child development and research within think tanks and related knowledge-based industries.


Transitions to Masters, Childhood and Youth in Context, Advanced Research Methods, Youth Juice: Rights, Protection and Practice, Practitioner Enquiry, Advanced Research and Dissemination.

Assessment method

You will learn through lectures, tutorials, seminars, colloquiums, group work, reflective accounts and research. You’ll be assessed through research projects, presentations, blogs, diaries, posters and written essays/reports.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 in the relevant Honours Degree.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6000* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6000* Year 1
England £6000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000* Year 1
Scotland £6000* Year 1
Wales £6000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Childhood and Youth Practitioner at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS