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Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education - MSc


Brunel University London Anthropology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time; 2-2.5 years part-time

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Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education MSc was the first degree of its kind to be established and is still unique in its deep anthropological exploration on what it is to be a child or to be young.

As part of the course, you will look at historic perceptions of childhood in the West to the development of European rights of protection, compared to experiences of childhood in other parts of the world, like the street children of Brazil.

In a module on learning and education you will compare physical development stages, including how learning is acquired and universal patterns of play, to the range of ways children are prepared or educated to fit cultural expectations.

The course’s key organising principle is that understanding children requires the study of how their

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification.
Applicants with other degrees along with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants may be interviewed (either in person or by telephone) if entry criteria are not met.


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