International Child Rights and Development, M.A. | King's College London | London, United Kingdom
M.A. On Campus

International Child Rights and Development

12 months
20940 GBP/year
10470 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This International Child Rights and Development MA at King's College London is the only programme of its kind in the UK. It offers a unique blend of theory as well as being highly applied, enabling you to put the theory into practice.


Our International Child Rights and Development MA at King's College London is a multidisciplinary course that will equip you with the academic and applied skills to explore how we can protect the rights of the most vulnerable children in society.

Key benefits

  • Study a curriculum focused on international child rights and development that is unique in its own right
  • Study a curriculum with a unique approach that’s highly applied while covering theory in detail.
  • Explore the latest research and policy developments in issues that affect childhood globally.
  • Learn from experts in policy analysis, child protection law, social work, medicine and NGOs.
  • Learn from leading academics in sociology, anthropology, social policy, health, and education, who are actively involved in cutting-edge research.
  • Develop the rigorous academic skills needed to carry out interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research with young people
  • Enhance your critical and interdisciplinary understanding of childhood issues to work effectively with young people in national and international work settings.
  • Gain a critical understanding of childhood in relation to broader social, political and cultural contexts. Exchange ideas and experiences with students from different disciplines and backgrounds.
  • Benefit from small-class teaching in a lively and supportive environment

Career prospects

When you graduate from the International and Child Rights Development MA, you may be able to progress to PhD study. Recent graduates like you are currently using the skills and knowledge they developed over this course in organisations such as UNICEF, World Vision, Fordham Institute, Children and Families Across Borders, and Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Child Health & Development
  • Global Childhoods
  • Psychology and Learning
  • Children’s Rights
  • Child Protection

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to work with children and/or substantial professional work experience in a relevant field. 
  • A personal statement is required. (maximum 4,000 characters)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20940 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10470 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • National: £5,238  per year
  • International: £10,470 per year

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.


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