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.
- 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 prospectsOur 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).
- International Child Studies Dissertation
- International Children's Rights
- Global Childhoods
- Child Health And Development
- International Child Protection
- Psychology And Learning
- 12 months
- 24 months
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- 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).
International17900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU fees: £4,400 per year
- Overseas fees: £8,950 per year
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