Childhood and Youth Studies - MA

University of Sussex    School of Education and Social Work

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Social Work (32) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MA in Childhood and Youth Studies at the University of Sussex. Delve into the intricate realms of childhood and youth, dissecting the political and ethical landscapes that shape contemporary policies and practices. Through this programme, you will hone your communication skills with child-focused professionals, conduct empirical research, and refine your analytical prowess for the workplace. The curriculum offers a diverse range of modules spanning anthropology, sociology, psychology, and more, allowing you to tailor your learning experience. Gain practical experience through work placements and forge connections with local and national organisations. Whether you aspire to advance in your current career or venture into new avenues, this MA equips you with the expertise to excel in roles within governmental, non-profit, and educational sectors. Join us and unlock the gateway to a rewarding career in childhood and youth studies.

About the course

We look critically at the differing political and ethical claims on childhood and youth that inform contemporary policy and practice.

You’ll explore new and original ways of thinking about and working with children and young people. Through the course, you’ll learn to:

  • communicate effectively with child- and youth-focused professionals
  • carry out empirical research with children and young people
  • transfer your analytical, writing and other skills to the workplace.

You can study modules across anthropology, international development and child rights, sociology, gender studies, sexual health, psychology, media and social work.

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above, or be able to demonstrate the ability to study at the appropriate level.

Your undergraduate degree can be in any subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, and in certain circumstances you may be accepted onto the course if you can demonstrate the ability to study at the appropriate level. You may be accepted onto the course if you have equivalent professional qualifications and/or professional experience. We particularly welcome applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential, enthusiasm and commitment to study.


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