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Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People MA

Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Children / Youth (Social Work) Childcare Skills

Course type


Course Summary

This course will enhance your knowledge and academic confidence. It provides specialist knowledge in children’s rights and participation and child safeguarding as well as an introduction to a broad range of practical, legal and theoretical approaches. Aimed at practitioners working with children and young people who wish to update their knowledge or develop their ability to critique and innovate in their practice, the course is also suitable for recent graduates seeking to specialise in this area. The course has local links to voluntary and statutory sector provision for children and young people in social work, education and health. It is also part of the European Network of Masters in Children’s Rights and through this provides opportunities to engage with international networks.

If a full-time student cannot continue their studies then there is an exit award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Practice with Children and Young People. To be eligible for this award, a student must have obtained 60 credits. For any MA student who cannot continue their studies and who has 120 credits, there is an exit award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Practice with Children and young People. Each module has clear Learning Outcomes and the student is assessed through a combination of presentations and written assignments. The choice of assignment subject is open, to enable each student to focus upon their specific interest while evidencing they have achieved the learning outcomes. Each piece of work must meet the 50% mark to pass and assignments are submitted and marked electronically.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | AUG-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Safeguarding Children - Core
Childhood in Law and Welfare - Core
Theorising Childhood and Adolescence - Core
Social Policy and Practice (work-based learning)
Social Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
Designing and planning a research project
Global perspectives on Children's Participation
Master's Dissertation - Core

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 minimum award of 2.2. at first degree level or equivalent.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more