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MA Childhood and Culture

Course Description

This course explores the cultural worlds of childhood, addressing constructions for and by children, childhood over time, and the languages of childhood. Building on UWE Bristol's expertise in childhood, education and the arts, it will include a consideration of art, literature, film and media from the perspectives of adults and children.

Key benefits

Offered as a part-time course of study, this Masters is designed to fit around full-time employment.

Course detail

Students will be offered assessment choices within the set modules to create a bespoke course that reflects their own interests and work contexts. You will also have the opportunity to engage in an empirical research project or workplace-related project, fostering strong links between study and practice.

Throughout the course, you will have the chance to develop connections with fellow students and the many cultural and educational organisations across Bristol, including the City Campus partnerships.


The course will be delivered through seminars, group-work, online engagement, directed learning and project supervision.


We will use a range of assessment tools to track your progress, including essays, coursework, presentations and work project evaluation.

Careers / Further study

The MA Childhood and Culture is a pathway to career enhancement in the cultural industries and education sectors. It is also an excellent route to doctoral study in these fields.

How to apply

Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx


- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –

The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.

Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.

More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx

Visit the MA Childhood and Culture page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants normally have:• An Honours Degree in a relevant subject. Experience in the field would be an advantage.• Some applicants may be entitled to apply for accredited learning credits in recognition of prior learning.• Where applicants will be working with children, or young or vulnerable learners, a satisfactory DBS check will be required.

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