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International Child Studies

King's College London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
17900 GBP/year
8400 GBP/year
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About

The International Child Studies MA at King's College London is a multidisciplinary course designed to promote a rigorous academic approach to contemporary issues in childhood, underpinned by a children’s rights framework. 

Overview

The multidisciplinary International Child Studies MA at King's College London encourages you to take a rigorous academic and analytical approach to contemporary issues in childhood. These issues are relevant for anyone working or intending to work with, or on behalf of, vulnerable children. We apply sociological perspectives on multiple constructed childhoods to a comparative study of global childhoods. 

This complements our teaching on relevant law and policy, child development, and contemporary issues such as poverty, HIV, child trafficking and child protection. This course is particularly appropriate if you work in the statutory or voluntary sector overseas or aspire to work in these sectors. 

Key benefits

  • Multidisciplinary approach.
  • Covers latest developments in issues that affect childhood globally.
  • Taught by a wide range of external expert speakers, as well as our own staff, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with students from different disciplines.

Career prospects

Our recent graduates are using the skills and knowledge they developed over this course in organisations such as UNICEF, Children and Families Across Borders, Eastern Washington University (lecturer), Seneca Centre Oakland, California, and DG ECHO (the Humanitarian Aid arm of the EU).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Child Studies Dissertation
  • International Children's Rights
  • Global Childhoods
  • Child Health And Development
  • International Child Protection
  • Psychology And Learning

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
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).
7

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. If your first degree is in a subject not related to international development or issues affecting children, you should set out what professional or other skills and experience you would bring to the programme.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time 

  • Home/EU fees: £4,400 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £8,950 per year 

Funding

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International Child Studies
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