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Education (Childhood and Youth Studies) MA

Education (Childhood and Youth Studies) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Youth Studies Learning Theory Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to provide an excellent grounding for those wishing to pursue, or develop further, their skills and careers as practitioners or researchers working with children and young people. Through the course we explore alternative conceptions of childhood and youth and consider children and young people's lives and experiences through the social, economic, technological and global contexts in which they are situated. You will also examine the expanding role of services for children and young people, the challenges this provides for practitioners and policy makers and the ways in which these services position children and their families. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level.

Different course options

Full time | Harcourt Hill Campus | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Through this unit of study, you will explore contemporary theories of social and cognitive development and their implications for children?s formal and informal learning. Alternative explanations of developmental processes will be discussed drawing upon research evidence and your own observations from a range of settings. From a sharing of these individual enquiries, the group will reflect on the implications of their findings for the experiences and opportunities provided for children.

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

Applicants should have the following: English as their first language; or GCSE or O-level English Language (A-C); or IELTS; a relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification; some experience of working with children and/or young people.

University information

Oxford Brookes University has grown to become one of the UK's top modern universities, and is highly regarded both nationally and internationally for its excellence in teaching, research and innovation. Oxford Brookes University brings together high-quality teaching with courses designed for the real world, great employer links and a first-class careers service. The University has four main faculties: Oxford Brookes Business...more

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