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Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Learning Theory Youth Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This diploma will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest in deepening their understanding and practice of children and young people’s worlds and who wish to develop critical analysis skills. It is relevant if you’re a graduate working with children or young people and want to advance academically and professionally. It would also be suitable if you have a background in childhood and youth studies; youth work; youth justice; sociology; health and social care; social work; nursing; anthropology; psychology; education and the voluntary sector including charities and NGOs. If you are not currently working with children and young people, this diploma may allow you to move into the profession or move between occupations.


This masters-level module aims to enable those working with children and young people to progress professionally and academically, and to develop as critical, reflective practitioners. If you work with children or young people and want to progress both professionally and academically, then this module is for you. This masters-level module will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the ideas that influence current practice; analyse policy and organisational changes; and explore what it means to be a critical, reflective practitioner.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

You must have a bachelors degree from a UK University (or equivalent) to study this course. Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant.