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Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies MA

Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies Child Development (Education)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme builds on the diversity of London as a global city to empower you to transform conceptions of practice with children and young people, and to lead innovation in a changing world. In increasingly diverse societies it is essential that professionals have confidence in engaging with all forms of diversity and the skills to promote social justice. You will begin to think about childhood and education through the lens of ‘diverse societies’ which means you can learn through a comparative approach, and also develop your understanding of the diversity within societies. You will be enabled to develop a critical and nuanced understanding of how childhood and education are constructed and experienced differently, reflecting the importance of context and the intersectional identities of individuals. You will have the opportunity to apply cutting edge theoretical and research-informed knowledge to your employment, if you already work in the sector or to voluntary experience, if you are not in relevant employment. This course is ideal for graduates with an interest in working with children and families in the community, or taking a role within formal education.

All modules are assessed through coursework, spread throughout the year, and all coursework is supported by formative tasks and feedback from tutors. You will share your own research through a conference paper and journal article in order to develop your advanced presentation skills. All the assignments will focus on developing your practical skills and applying knowledge to the real world. The course will help you build a career in a number of roles related to working with children and young people, for example as a stepping stone into teacher training, as an education officer in a third sector organisation, or as a youth worker. At the outset, you will have the opportunity to plan your own personalised route through the programme (with an experienced supervisor) to ensure you build the skills and competences most suited to your career aspirations. This plan will incorporate the assignments you complete, the research you conduct and the placements you are offered, to ensure you build a coherent evidence base for future employers.

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will investigate how policy works to define and reflect diversity, how professionals enact policy and how it affects children and young people by using case studies from around the world. You will develop your capacity to critically understand and work with policy to pursue social justice in a context that is relevant to your work interests.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above in an appropriate subject (such as education studies, early childhood studies, sociology, politics), or an equivalent qualification. They should currently be working in education and have a postgraduate qualification within the last 5 years and a GCSE C in English or equivalent.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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