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Childhood and Youth MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Youth Studies Children / Youth (Social Work)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Childhood and Youth is a growing field of inquiry across the social sciences. This MSc offers an opportunity to study in one of the UK's leading centres for childhood and youth based research.

This course is aimed at practitioners, policy makers and postgraduate students who want to develop their knowledge of childhood and youth and consider what it means to conduct research with children and young people at an advanced level.

It offers the opportunity to examine leading theories, methodologies and research evidence in order to understand the relationship between the conceptualisation of childhood, methodological approaches to researching with children and young people and the social impact of childhood policies and practices in a variety of social and cultural contexts and across the young life course.

Distinctive features

A distinctive feature of this programme is that two of the modules are taught as a cluster of stand-alone, day-long workshops, each focusing on cutting-edge policy and research issues. These workshops are especially designed for practitioners and policy makers who want to enhance their substantive or methodological knowledge on key areas of childhood and youth policy and practice. They also provide the opportunity for students on the full programme to engage with contemporary issues and debates through a more focused and practical lens, with leading specialists in the field.

The programme also offers exciting opportunities for you to work in an interdisciplinary social science environment and to benefit from a breadth of substantive, theoretical and methodological expertise with leading childhood and youth scholars. Members of our Childhood and Youth Research Group operate at the forefront of public policy debates, advising and steering at local and national levels on a range of contemporary issues (e.g. 'sexualisation', 'domestic violence', 'adoption') and drawing on their own research.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module introduces students to, and advances their understanding of, some of the leading theoretical perspectives and concepts in the social sciences. The module will provide students across several substantive social science disciplines with the opportunity to develop theoretical understanding and critical skills, and to apply those to a specific area or field of study. The course is a 30-credit module comprising 10 x 2-hour whole class lecture / workshop sessions, combined with 5 x 2-hour specialist subject seminars. The module will draw on a range of sociological theoretical perspectives and conceptualisations (for example rationality, power, values, gender, ethnicity, class and social reproduction) to explore the ways in which sociological theory can add critical insight and understanding to our knowledge of the social world.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Please contact university and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold, or be close to completing a first or second-class undergraduate degree in a social sciences or humanities subject. However, other applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate, through recent and relevant experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to obtain a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and at least 5.5 in all other categories.