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Childhood, Youth and Social Policy MA

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MA Childhood, Youth and Social Policy degree explores children and young people's lives in diverse contexts. It critically examines current research on children, young people and families with reference to relevant theories and concepts in human geography and the wider social sciences.

The programme will develop your understanding of the key concepts and theorisations of childhood and youth studies, as well as enhance your knowledge on children and young people’s lives across the global north and south. It will also help to develop your skills in a range of research methods, especially those relevant to childhood and youth studies, youth development, and to young people’s ‘voice’. You will complete an independent research project on themes related to children, youth and/or families.

Our School of Social Sciences and Humanities offers a unique environment to study this subject, drawing on internationally-recognised expertise from human geography and social and policy studies. Furthermore, this programme benefits from the Centre for Research in Social Policy based in the School, who have developed the influential Minimum Income Standard for the UK.

Who should study this programme?

This childhood studies master's has been designed for recent graduates in the social sciences, as well as government and voluntary sector employees, teachers, youth workers and local community representatives. It will extend your knowledge and skills in the field and prepare you for employment in diverse professional environments or further study via a PhD.

Application deadline

06 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,950per year

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

University information

Loughborough University

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  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

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