• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The core modules focus on key issues relating to children, youth and international development, including the rights and participation of young people. They also prepare students in research design and practice. The optional modules offer a unique opportunity to appreciate in depth how children and youth-related issues are addressed from alternative disciplinary perspectives.

This Children, Youth and International Development MA offered by Brunel University London is unique within the UK in catering specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development.  It employs innovative teaching and assessment methods and offers students the opportunity to engage in placement learning or an Erasmus exchange with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Students can undertake a sustained project with an external organisation as part of a placement module. 

Employability

Besides the optional Applied Learning module, students develop their employability through a dedicated 'Academic Skills' study block which is delivered through small group tutorials.

Careers and your future

Students from the programme have progressed to a variety of careers in different types of organisations, primarily in international development NGOs or in government ministries and agencies in countries in the global south. A number have pursued PhDs following completion of the MA. Here are a few examples:

National / International NGOs

  • AbleChildAfrica
  • ADRA
  • Anti-Slavery International
  • Community Development Foundation
  • Fairtrade Foundation
  • Feed the Children
  • Operation Mobilisation
  • Restless Development
  • Save the Children
  • SOS Children’s Villages.

Government ministries / agencies

  • Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development, Trinidad and Tobago
  • British Council
  • International organisations
  • Commonwealth Secretariat (Youth Affairs).

Education and youth work

  • Social worker in Mexico
  • Teachers in India and Zambia
  • Youth work in the UK and elsewhere.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sociology of Youth and Youth Work
  • Contemporary Issues in Youth and Community Work
  • Critical Perspectives on International Development
  • Understanding Childhood and Youth

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2 or 2.5 years part-time
  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A UK 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a social science, education studies, childhood studies, youth work, international relations, development studies or related discipline.  
  • Other disciplines and qualifications with relevant experience in international development work or work with children or young people will be considered on an individual basis and an interview may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU students: £4,000 part-time
  • International students: £7,700 part-time

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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