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Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education MSc

Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Anthropology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education MSc was the first degree of its kind in the world when it was established and is still unique in its thoroughgoing anthropological perspective on what it is to be a child or to be young. Its key organising principle is that understanding children requires the study of how their relations with others - peers, older and younger children, parents, teachers and other adults - inform their practices, identities and world views. The distinctiveness of this degree derives from an anthropological approach that focuses on the importance of children’s and youth’s perspectives, and on the role that education (formal and informal) plays in children’s learning processes and in the transmission and acquisition of cultural knowledge.

Aims: Through an examination of ethnographic cases from around the world (including the UK), you will learn about the different ways in which childhood and youth are understood and conceptualised. You will explore the different educational forms and processes through which cultural knowledge is transmitted and acquired, and how culture impacts upon these processes. Candidates will acquire analytical and research skills that can be used in a wide range of careers. In addition to providing a firm grounding for doctoral research on childhood and youth, graduates will find that the degree enhances professional development in fields such as teaching, social work, counselling, educational and child psychology, health-visiting, nursing and midwifery, paediatric specialisms, non-governmental agencies and international development.

Different course options

Full time | Brunel University London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Understanding Childhood and Youth - Core
Anthropology of Education and Learning - Core
Ethnographic Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation in Childhood, Youth and Education (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification; Applicants with other degrees along with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. Nearly 14,000 students study at Brunel, with nearly 3,500 of those studying at postgraduate level, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. Brunel is comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social...more