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International Child Rights and Development MA

King's College London, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Waterloo Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Our International Child Rights and Development MA is a multidisciplinary course that will equip you with the academic and applied skills to explore how we can protect the rights of the most vulnerable children in society. You’ll gain a deeper insight into what the possibilities are for working with, or on behalf of, young people in national and international contexts, and scrutinize how we can address the most pressing social issues related to childhood. This International Child Rights and Development MA is the only programme of its kind in the UK. It offers a unique blend of theory as well as being highly applied, enabling you to put the theory into practice. You’ll enhance your academic understanding of international child rights and development, and reinforce your experience of working with vulnerable children in humanitarian aid, international development, policy and practice. You’ll also get plenty of opportunities to learn from the best in the field, build your network, and be supported with bespoke career advice. This course is for UK and international graduates and professionals, wanting to obtain a global and holistic perspective on child rights and protection.

Course detail

With this International Child Rights And Development MA, you’ll benefit from our interdisciplinary academic approach to contemporary issues of childhood internationally. We will teach you cutting-edge theories in childhood studies and children's rights, and rigorous research methods for working with young people, including participatory approaches. By engaging with multidisciplinary teaching from child rights and development experts, you’ll develop the academic skills needed for both professional practice and academic research. You’ll be able to apply this to your work with young people in complex contexts, such as conflict and displacement. Throughout this International Child Rights And Development MA, you will learn from research-active lecturers as well as professionals and policymakers that work with children nationally and internationally. You’ll also be taught by guest lecturers, who are experts in their fields. This combination of teaching will expose you to a wealth of experience from specialists in the worlds of policy analysis, child protection law, social work, medicine and NGOs - as well as academic expertise in sociology, anthropology and social policy. Furthermore, by engaging with both key theories on childhood and experience from the field of practice, you will critically understand childhood in relation to broader social, political and cultural contexts. You will also be able to discuss effective strategies and policies to effectively work with them.

Teaching and assessment

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.?Although assessment methods may vary between modules, we will normally assess you though essays, reports, presentations, research proposals and case studies. We will assess your dissertation module through a 16,000-word piece of writing.

Career prospects

When you graduate from the International and Child Rights Development MA, you may be able to progress to PhD study. Recent graduates like you are currently using the skills and knowledge they developed over this course in organisations such as UNICEF, World Vision, Fordham Institute, Children and Families Across Borders, and Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,780per year

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

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    162 82%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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