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Masters degrees in Childcare train postgraduates in how to care for infants and young children, from sixteen weeks to approximately 13 years. Programmes cover a variety of care provisions, from child minding to day-care centres, and may include the ability to specialise in caring for vulnerable children.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Child Health & Social Care and Childhood Practice. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Childhood Studies, Social Work or Social Science.
On one of these courses, you’ll learn to work with a range of children, families and other care providers, studying how to offer support to young children in several contexts. Depending on your interests, you may choose to work with children who suffer from disability and illness, or those in vulnerable settings.
For example, you might explore service provision such as community welfare and social care, whereby professionals support disadvantaged children and families within the community.
You might also explore other settings such as children’s homes, foster homes, rehabilitation units or juvenile correction centres.
As well as the careers mentioned above, you could also find work within public administration or humanitarian aid, to name a couple of possibilities.
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This programme offers the unique perspective that children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual to sociocultural, and that our approaches to working should be informed by this dynamic, interactional system. Read more
The MA in Childcare Law and Practice is a popular and successful course. It has been fully revised and redesigned in line with other MA courses at the University to facilitate exchange of modules and a longer period of individual research. Read more
This multidisciplinary programme is delivered through a blend of clinical and research expertise with a focus on delivering high standards of clinical care. Read more
Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key in facilitating your professional and academic development as a social worker. . Read more
Social work education at Goldsmiths has a long and distinguished record. We welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants with research interests that align with those of our staff. Read more
Our International Child Studies MA is a multidisciplinary course designed to promote a rigorous academic approach to contemporary issues in childhood, underpinned by a children’s rights framework. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs) may be completed in one semester of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in Child-Centred Practice (PGDipCCP) requires at least twelve months of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. Read more
Children and youth around the world are growing up and living under very different circumstances, yet they still share many experiences. Read more
You can study this course part-time over two or three years, on campus or by distance learning. The two year route is eligible for the government postgraduate loan scheme, applicants who meet the standard criteria can apply for funding. Read more
Kent's MA in Social Work offers you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in social work alongside a Master’s degree. Read more
The MA in Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People will enhance your knowledge and academic confidence. It provides specialist knowledge in children’s rights and participation and child safeguarding as well as an introduction to a broad range of practical, legal and theoretical approaches. Read more
The School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh offers a range of taught masters programmes that are designed to deepen your understanding and knowledge in the area of health and social care.
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