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Childhood and Youth

The Open University UK

M.A. Online
36 months
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3240 GBP/year
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About

This Childhood and Youth course from The Open University UK  offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth – covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It’s for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies; sociology; health and social care; anthropology; psychology; or education.

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Overview

The  Childhood and Youth programme from  The Open University UK  would be particularly relevant for those working with, or aspiring to work with, children and young people, as well as those who want to advance academically and professionally.

Key features of the course

  • Equips you with the critical tools to analyse policy and to reflect on your own practice 
  • Designed to help you develop professionally and meet the diverse and changing needs of children and young people 
  • A strong focus on multi-agency working and inter-professional practice
  • Offers a choice between a short research project or literature review

Career relevance

This MA course will be attractive to professionals working with children and young people who are graduates and seeking to advance academically and professionally, as well as those with a related degree but not currently working with children and young people who are looking to move into the profession, and people considering moving between professions within the sector. It should also be of interest to people in a managerial or supervisory role, to senior members of the workforce, and those seeking to move into senior or managerial positions.

This MA in Childhood and Youth will have a strong appeal for students who have completed the BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies, BA (Hons) Early Years or Early Childhood, BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary) or the BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care. The content of the qualification will be relevant to graduates working in early years provision, education, social work, nursing, healthcare, youth work, youth justice and the voluntary sector including charities and NGOs. You should ensure that you check entry requirements for specific professional areas before embarking on study. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice  
  • Critical practice with children and young people  
  • Continuing professional development in practice 
  • Critical issues in equity, diversity and education practice 
  • Development: context and practice  
  • Educational leadership: context, strategy and collaboration  
  • Leading professional practice in education 
  • Understanding children's development and learning  

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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.
Required

English requirements

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

  • You must have a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent) to study this course. 
  • Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9720 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9720 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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