The Children's Rights programme at Queen's University Belfast aims to provide high-level knowledge and skills in children's rights law and practice of value to those working with and for children, including public officials and NGOs as well as educators, social workers and health care providers.
The programme will develop your expertise in two distinct but interconnected areas:
- Children's Rights - using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international standards to evaluate the laws, policies and practices which affect children
- Research with Children - evaluating the best methods of conducting research into children's lives with a particular focus on approaches which involve children actively in the research process.
The course will provide you with a thorough grounding in these two areas and the opportunity to explore a range of contexts in which these perspectives can be used to better understand children’s lives and secure improved outcomes for children.
There is increasing demand for high-level skills in interdisciplinary research, participatory research methods and knowledge of children's rights. Professionals within children/human rights-focused NGOs, public officials, educators, social workers and health professionals who work with children should find this degree beneficial. The MSc is a good foundation for students wishing to pursue their own research through doctoral study.
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- Research Methods
- Childhood and Youth Research in Practice
- Children’s Rights in Research and Participation
- Foundations of Children’s Rights
- Perspectives on Childhood and Youth
- Youth and Social Justice
- Childhood Disability and Rights
- Qualitative Research in Childhood and Youth
- Economic Impact of Childhood Interventions
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- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places.
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- A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline.
- Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in an education, training or relevant context.
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International17700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6450 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) £6450
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) £6450
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB £7,250
- EU Other £17700
- International £17700
Living costs for Belfast
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.