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Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights MA

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MA will introduce you to a range of cutting-edge social theories about global childhoods and children's rights. Through engagements with research-active lecturers studying varied and transnational childhoods, professionals from charitable and government sectors, and international activists, you will explore new possibilities for achieving social justice for children and young people. This programme provides you with the opportunity to identify, examine, and understand key sociological perspectives on the complex links between childhood, children’s rights, and social justice. You will cultivate understandings of the shifting social status of children and childhood, considering emerging forms of inequality. You will develop conceptual and research skills to analyse how social, political and economic changes affect childhoods, as well as young people’s contributions and creative responses to dynamic global contexts.

Careers

The MA SCCR prepares graduates for successful careers in international child-related fields. As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped to work in a broad range of roles such as international NGO staff, children's charity workers, child advocacy workers and policy advisors. You will also have the background to move into leadership roles in your current career.

Employability

Students on this MA will develop skills for: Conducting creative, participatory and change-orientated research with children and young people; Critically analysing childhood policy and professional practice with children; Contributing to public debates about challenging issues ranging from child labour to children’s use of social media; Undertaking collaborative projects with diverse participants; Exploring and developing innovative approaches to working with and for children and young people

Application deadline

30/7/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,800per year

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

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 105 23

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    178 92%

    5th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    31st

    9

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