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Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies

Middlesex University

12 months
11000 GBP/year
8400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The children’s workforce needs innovative and creative leaders who are confident to work with diverse communities to promote social justice. This Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies course at Middlesex University builds on the diversity of London as a global city to empower you to transform conceptions of practice with children and young people, and to lead innovation in a changing world.


Why study MA Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies at Middlesex University?

The Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies course at the Middlesex University will prepare you for working with children, young people and families and become a leader for social change in the context of diverse societies.

This course is ideal for graduates with an interest in working with children and families, or taking a role within formal education who have a strong sense of community and want to explore how to make real social change through their work.

This course at glance:

  • Practice making change with children, young people and families through placements that give you the chance to carry out real-world investigations
  • Study completely online (or just come to campus a few days a year) so you can study at your own pace or still get access to our teaching if you don't live in London
  • Undertake your own research project in the second semester and explore a topic of your own choosing
  • Get support from a supervisor to plan our your personalised path through the course, based on your career aspirations.

Career Opportunities

  • The course will help you develop a career working with children, young people or families. This might be a career in children's services, teaching, youth work, social work, advocacy or campaigning work.
  • At the outset, you'll have the opportunity to plan your own personalised route through the programme (with an experienced supervisor) to ensure you build the skills and competences most suited to your career aspirations.
  • This plan will incorporate the assignments you complete, the research you conduct and the placements you are offered to ensure you build a coherent evidence base for future employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Interrogating Policy and Practice for Social Justice 
  • Dangerous Ideas: Thinking with Theory to Problematise Childhood and Education 
  • Researching Children’s and Young People’s Lives 
  • Communities of Change: Making a Difference through Service Learning 
  • Enacting Policy: Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Practice
  • Professional Practice Research Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • It is required that you have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above in an appropriate subject (such as education studies, early childhood studies, sociology, politics), or an equivalent qualification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

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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