The College of Human and Health Sciences is committed to providing a multidisciplinary approach to the study of children and childhood. Academic staff have expertise within the fields of education, psychology, law, sociology, health and social care. They have strong links with a range of international networks and similar university departments in Europe and around the world.
The normal entry requirement of MA Childhood Studies is a 2.2 (or above) degree in a related discipline (for example childhood studies, education, psychology, sociology, mental health), or its equivalent. Applicants unsure as to the suitability of their qualifications should contact the admissions tutor.
Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree, must have significant relevant work experience. In these cases the admissions tutor will assess the appropriateness of this experience in relation to the programme.
Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview.
Applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB, Check). International students will also need this, or an approved University equivalent.
International applicants: English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.
Students will take the following compulsory modules.
Module code: EYXM12
Understanding and Observing Child Development
Module code: EYXM16
Children’s Rights and Safeguarding Children and Young People
Module code: EYXM14
Module code: EYXM01
Students then take two modules from the following:
Module code: EYXM06
International Perspectives on Play
Module code: EYXM15
Therapeutic Work with Children
Module code: EYXM13
Advanced Practice with Children
Students receive one-to-one tuition when working towards the completion of a Master’s thesis (EYXM10).
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