12 months
15650 GBP/year
7400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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All programmes of study will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate. Face to face teaching will be delivered in a blended format with no large lectures to begin with. Please visit our website for more information. The Childhood Studies programme is offered by Swansea University.

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Studying a Master’s degree in Childhood Studies course at  Swansea University   will give you the knowledge and skills to support children and their families in a range of environments.

You will develop a keen understanding of issues related to child development in contemporary society and how policy and services for children and families are planned and provided.

Throughout your studies, you will refine critical research and analytical skills valued by employers and develop professional reflective practice techniques.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate qualification in Childhood Studies course at Swansea University  opens up a range of career opportunities in sectors including:

  • Children and young people’s services
  • Counselling
  • Local, national and international policy development
  • Research
  • Youth and community work

We also offer supervision if you wish to continue your studies in this field at PhD level. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching Childhood
  • Understanding and Observing Child Development
  • Child Health
  • Children's Rights and Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Advanced Practice with Children
  • Therapeutic Work with Children
  • Perspectives on Play

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply by 31 July for entry in September, to ensure that vacancies are still available.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2.2 (or above) degree in a related discipline (for example childhood studies, education, psychology, sociology, mental health), or its equivalent.
  • Applications will be considered if you have significant relevant work experience.
  • You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB, Check).
  • You may also be asked to attend an interview
  • English language requirements are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme. 
  • A DBS check or an approved University equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

 MA 2 Year Part Time

  • UK/EU - £ 3,700
  • Non-EU - £ 7,900

 MA 3 Year Part Time

  • UK/EU - £ 2,450
  • Non-EU - £ 5,250

PGDip 1 Year Full Time

  • UK/EU - £ 5,000
  • Non-EU - £ 10,400

PGCert 1 Year Full Time

  • UK/EU - £ 2,450
  • Non-EU - £ 5,250


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