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International Child Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) ,
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. 

About

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

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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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 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

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 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.
Part-time 
  • Home/EU fees: £6,150  per year  
  • Overseas fees: £8,250 per year 

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.

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