M.Sc. Childhood Studies

The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This is an intensive interdisciplinary degree, designed to explore issues such as child law and how it is implemented through policy and practice, and the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for child welfare, disability, education, family studies, juvenile justice, social policy and social work.

Description of Childhood Studies

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An intensive interdisciplinary degree, this programme responds to the increasing importance of the study of childhood in disciplines as widespread as philosophy, sociology and geography.

Designed to explore issues such as child law and how it is implemented through policy and practice, it offers an opportunity to develop skills in research and consultation with children and young people.

You’ll examine the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for child welfare, disability, education, family studies, juvenile justice, social policy and social work, and gain knowledge and analytical perspectives on particular areas of legislation, policy, theory and practice that affect children.

The programme benefits from the childhood studies expertise of academic staff across the University.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Teaching combines lectures, seminars and tutorials, plus a combination of essays and assessed coursework. You will complete three compulsory courses and three optional courses, over two semesters, followed by an independently researched dissertation.

English Language Requirements

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7
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Childhood Studies

The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2:1 or its international equivalent.

An official transcript and certificate (if the degree has been awarded) is required upon application. References are not required upon initial application but may be requested at a later stage in the application process.

Where work experience is taken into consideration, an up-to-date CV and work reference is required.

Work Experience for Childhood Studies

No work experience is required.

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