MSc Education, Children & Youth

University College Dublin    UCD School of Education

Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Education (11) Social Work (32)

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Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people? Look no further than the MSc Education, Children & Youth programme at the prestigious University College Dublin. This interdisciplinary programme delves into the research, policy, and practice surrounding children and young people. Grounded in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, you'll explore various aspects of their welfare and well-being. With a strong emphasis on critical thinking and independent learning, you'll engage in lectures, seminars, and collaborative group work. Whether you're already working in the field or seeking a career change, this programme is your gateway to making a difference. Check out the entry requirements on the UCD website for more details.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc Education, Children and Youth is an interdisciplinary programme specialising in research, policy and practice relating to children and young people. 

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Entry Requirements

Candidates applying to this programme will normally hold an upper second class honours degree (NFQ Level 8 or international equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution. Admission to this course is subject to an interview. We welcome international applicants and advise that applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6, or equivalent. Only applicants who have met the English language results will be considered.

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Student Profile

Sara Lannin

“I wanted to learn about things that I’m most passionate about so it would be children and youth and education and it was this Master’s is everything that I wanted to do. I learned about the research, the policies, the practice and the different concepts that exist for understanding and supporting children and young people. I have the skills now to support and advocate for them in society thanks to the MSc. We looked at children’s rights, participation and well-being, global development education and research specifically with children. I loved the theoretical content but also the new people I met. It. is a really international programme with people from all over the world, so you learn from different experiences and understandings.”"

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