Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights, M.A. | University College London (UCL) | London, United Kingdom
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Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights

12 months
29000 GBP/year
14100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights MA progamme offered at the University College London (UCL) will introduce you to a range of cutting-edge social theories about global childhoods and children's rights. 


Through engagements with research-active lecturers studying varied and transnational childhoods, professionals from charitable and government sectors, and international activists, you will explore new possibilities for achieving social justice for children and young people.

This Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights progamme offered at the University College London (UCL) provides you with the opportunity to identify, examine, and understand key sociological perspectives on the complex links between childhood, children’s rights, and social justice. 

You will cultivate understandings of the shifting social status of children and childhood, considering emerging forms of inequality. 

You will develop conceptual and research skills to analyse how social, political and economic changes affect childhoods, as well as young people’s contributions and creative responses to dynamic global contexts.


The MA SCCR prepares graduates for successful careers in international child-related fields. As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped to work in a broad range of roles such as international NGO staff, children's charity workers, child advocacy workers and policy advisors. You will also have the background to move into leadership roles in your current career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Theoretical Debates about Global Childhoods and Society
  • Children's Rights in Global Perspectives
  • Researching Childhood
  • Sociology of Race and Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Years
  • Understanding Education Policy
  • Gender, Education and Development
  • Gender, Sexuality and Education
  • Rights and Education
  • Knowledge, Power and the Cultural Production of Gender
  • Global Politics of Gender, Sexuality and Security
  • Thinking Space
  • Postcolonial Cultural Geographies
  • Social Theory and the Study of Contemporary Social Problems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in social science, media or cultural studies, humanities, education or a related field. 
  • A similar qualification in another subject is also acceptable if combined with experience in child care, health, education or children's advocacy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £7,050
  • International: £14,500

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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