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Children, Youth and International Development MSc

Children, Youth and International Development MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Youth Development Children / Youth (Social Work) Child Development (Education) Developmental Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This specialist Master's degree is one of the very few in the UK that focuses on childhood and youth studies within their international context. You will explore how childhood and the experience of being a child are defined and experienced in different times, places and cultures. You will develop a sociological understanding of how childhood is constructed differently across cultures and we will also look at how childhood is influenced and shaped by wider changes within societies.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Graduates go on to careers in education, international development and social policy settings. Possible professions include social worker, community development worker, or learning mentor. This degree can also be useful in becoming a learning mentor or youth worker.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

This module is for students who are doing their dissertation on a child- or youth-focused topic in development studies or geography. It allows you to develop a deep understanding of the theoretical and empirical academic research on the specific issues posed by doing research with children and young people. It is assessed by a research journal and is taught through six tutorial-style classes which are highly interactive and engage in depth with specific issues posed by research on and with children and young people: ethics, voice and participatory methods, visual methods, and autobiography. This is a compulsory module for students on the MSc Children Youth and International Development who take it alongside research methods for dissertation. If you are on another programme you must contact the module lecturer, Karen Wells, before choosing the module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need a good degree (2:2 or above) in social sciences or humanities. Previous experience or study of international development issues and/or childhood studies may be an advantage. Two references: preferably both academic references, but employer references may be considered. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more