Social Sciences (International Childhood), M.A. | Edge Hill University | Cambridge, United Kingdom
M.A. Blended

Social Sciences (International Childhood)

12 months
13500 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Social Sciences (International Childhood) from Edge Hill University provides a unique insight into childhood in an international context. Exploring the historical, geographical and cultural definition of childhood across different continents, civilisations and centuries, you will gain a range of perspectives on childhood, children’s rights and the reality of lived experiences.  


Social Sciences (International Childhood) from Edge Hill University enables you to explore additional topics such as child mental health, social relations, and the involvement of children in international and internal migration. Learning from research-active experts within an interdisciplinary department, you will develop critical study skills, receive training in social science research methodologies and deliver a substantial research project. An optional international field trip enables you to gain an international perspective and outlook, with an additional opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding in a work setting. The programme is suitable for professionals, teachers, recent graduates and those working in the children’s workforce.


The programme will enhance your professional career opportunities and employability, preparing you for a wide variety of roles across the children’s workforce and in international development.

You may wish to pursue a career in youth and community work, counselling, children and young people’s services, or within local, national and/or international policy development. You could also consider a career with a charity, or work as a lecturer in further education (further training required).

Programme Structure

 Courses include:

  • Childhood in International Context 
  • Social Science Methodologies 
  • Working with International Children's Rights 
  • Children and Migration 
  • International Field Trip 
  • Psychiatrised Childhoods 
  • Self-Directed Learning 
  • Work-Based Learning and Employability 



Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject such as social sciences or other human sciences.
  • It may be possible to join the programme without a degree if you are in full-time employment, have a minimum of five years’ work experience, and can demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development through a portfolio and written statement.
  • An interview will form part of the selection process if you do not meet the degree requirements outlined above.
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Tuition fees for part-time study on this MA are £39 per credit for UK students. This is equivalent to £780 per 20 credit module.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 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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