• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
We  offer excellent postgraduate research supervision, as well as taught Master’s degrees including a significant research component. Our researchers of this Education, Childhood and Youth Studies at University of Portsmouth can provide you with high-quality research supervision in areas such as teaching and learning processes, mental health and wellbeing in childhood and education.

About

All our programmes are subject to regular and rigorous external assessment by Ofsted and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Student satisfaction has placed us near the top of the National Student Survey and our most recent Ofsted inspection rated the department ‘outstanding’.

We have strong links with the three research centres in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL), Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) and the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS). We also work closely with local charities and Portsmouth City Council, as well as approximately 100 local and regional primary and secondary schools and early years settings.

Research Centre

  • Centre For European And International Studies Research  (CEISR)

The Centre for European and International Studies Research brings together more than 60 researchers and 20 postgraduates from across the University, it offers a vibrant, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment within which to pursue research. Activities have been funded by major UK and European research councils, including the AHRC, ESF, ESRC, EU, UNESCO, the British Academy and various NGOs. Under the CEISR umbrella, researchers are grouped into the following research areas: Francophone Africa, International Development Studies and Security Issues, Language Across Borders, Social and Cultural History, Sociology and Social Theory, Transnational Europe, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Career

One of the benefits of studying Education, Childhood and Youth Studies at University of Portsmouth is the comprehensive support we provide in career planning. Our careers and recruitment service - Purple Door - can assist you in career research and finding employment opportunities. 

The Graduate School Development Programme offers a series of dedicated workshops on career planning, specifically for research degree students. You will also have access to consultations with careers advisers or online support. This service is available for five years after graduation.

Programme Structure

Research Areas:

  • Moral development and bullying
  • Homelearning - emotional and social development
  • Childhood obesity
  • Mental health, parenting and childhood
  • Young care-leavers and Resilience
  • Children’s literacy and ethnicity
  • Gender and education
  • Global childhoods
  • Childhood and bereavement
  • Teaching and learning processes
  • Aspects of Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Education management
  • Post 16 education and training
  • Curriculum provision in secondary and post-compulsory education
  • Early years curriculum
  • Digital natives
  • Social media and learning in schools
  • Special educational needs and provision
  • Alternative curriculum programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted all year round, but it's recommended to apply 2–3 months before your chosen start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to face-to-face or telephone interview.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,130 
  • International part-time students: £6,600 

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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