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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course aims to enhance your knowledge and skills relating to childhood, globally and locally, so you are well equipped to make that difference.

Course Overview

This course has an interdisciplinary and international perspective, which includes anthropology, education, psychology and social policy. You will engage with debates, analysis and critique of current international and national research-to-policy/practice initiatives, and the sometimes-competing paradigms in research with children and childhood.

You will develop an awareness of key theoretical, empirical and policy oriented studies of children (0-18 years) and childhood. You will gain a familiarity with interdisciplinary perspectives and frameworks in the study of children and childhood and you will be able to demonstrate a critical engagement with debates on key childhood related themes, including children’s rights, multi-agency support for children and the global child. You will also develop an understanding of key issues in academic and public debates in relation to children and become familiar with the diversity of children’s experiences over time and space.

Teaching and Assessment

Depending on which term modules run, you'll attend one or two 3-hour seminars each week during the Autumn and Spring Terms of modules plus research methods training lectures and seminars throughout all three terms. If you are a part-time student the number of modules you take each term will depend on the length of your course. You will have two optional modules to select in total. Depending on the modules you select, sessions consist of presentations, group discussions, case studies and self-study. Some modules are available online. Seminar group numbers vary depending on the modules that are selected. Assessment types vary depending on modules selected but may be a mixture of assignments and oral presentations. You’ll also complete a dissertation based on an individual research project, with support from a member of academic staff.

Skills from this degree

  • Develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current issues within childhood
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of research strategies and techniques appropriate for use with children and childhood research
  • Utilise research originally and critically to interpret and apply knowledge
  • Evaluate existing methodologies within educational research
  • Develop new hypotheses to provide new insights into children’s lived experiences and professional practice relating to childhood contexts.

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Academy 360; Ark Schools; British Council; Department of Education; E-Act; Oxfordshire County Council; PricewaterhouseCoopers and Royal Academy of Engineering. They have pursued roles such as: actors, entertainers and presenters; business, research and administrative professionals; chief executives and senior officials; education advisers and school inspectors; further education teaching professionals and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Education
  • Careers with Children and Young People
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,340per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    140 70%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    31st

    60

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