Children, Youth and International Development, M.A. | Brunel University London | London, United Kingdom
M.A. On Campus

Children, Youth and International Development

12 months
17665 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Working with and for young people in the developing world offers an exciting career full of challenges and rewards. The Children, Youth and International Development MA at Brunel University London is a varied course with a global perspective which will help equip you for roles in international development organisations, government ministries and global agencies.


As you journey through the Children, Youth and International Development MA at Brunel University London, you also will acquire the skills necessary to design and undertake your own research.

You will acquire a breadth of knowledge that will enable you to critically evaluate research, policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development. You will also discover the differing disciplinary perspectives on childhood and youth by studying modules from related disciplines.

Opt for the 'Applied Learning' module and you will have the opportunity of a short placement (one or two days a week for ten weeks) with an organisation that works in the field of children, youth and international development.

Additionally, an Erasmus agreement exists between the Brunel MA and the MPhil in Childhood Studies at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

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 such as AbleChildAfrica, ADRA, and Anti-Slavery International, and in government ministries and agencies like the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the British Council.

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
  • Social Policy
  • Researching Children, Childhood and Youth

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
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    17665 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17665 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.

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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