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Childhood and Youth Studies MA

University of Sunderland

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Sir Tom Cowie Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Passionate about working with children and young people? Ready to take your career with children and young people further? Then this ground-breaking and highly-flexible postgraduate course could be perfect for you.

The MA Childhood and Youth Studies course can be studied either full-time or part-time. Depending on the pathway you choose, you will graduate with one of three MA degree titles:

  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies
  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Early Years-Graduate Practitioner Competencies)
  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Youth Work, professionally validated and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC))

You will be taught by experienced and passionate lecturers with professional backgrounds in children and young people, early years and youth work. A diverse range of learning opportunities and assessments are provided which encourage you to consider how academic understandings relate to practice for those working with children and young people. You will develop your knowledge and skills in research which will enable you to undertake advanced research projects in the social sciences.

Career ready

This course has strong appeal for those aiming for a career within early year’s provision, youth work, education, social work, nursing, healthcare, youth justice and the voluntary sector - including charities and NGOs.

Career opportunities

You will graduate with the ability to advance academically and professionally, move into the profession or within the sector, or into a senior, managerial or supervisory role. Those who graduate with a JNC qualification will be eligible for the higher levels of salary scales set by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sunderland

  • University League Table

    108th

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 81 3

    88th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    126 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    60th

    35
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    109 55%

    74th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47 47%

    79th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    62nd

    29

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