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MA Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Manchester
English
Manchester Metropolitan University

Program description

MA Childhood and Youth Studies

Explore global expectations of children, theories of belonging, free will, and individual empowerment. Develop your understanding of how communities and families shape children and young people, and reflect on how policy affects whether children fulfil their potential.

On our full-time masters course, you’ll explore how issues relating to education, social care, health and society affect childhood in different parts of the world.

You’ll reflect on ways to enhance equality and empower children and young people, as well as considering the interaction between individual differences and the structures of society.

Some of the topics you’ll study include global attitudes towards children, communities’ expectations of young people (such as the age of consent), and children’s rights across cultural contexts.

You’ll study three core units and two option units of your choice. The option units give you the opportunity to delve deeper into the areas you are passionate about.

You could choose to look into topics such as how families shape children, rights and responsibilities, ideas of discipline, or philosophies of belonging. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose the Practice Based Project unit, where you will observe and reflect on teaching in an educational setting (from museums to schools).

Your final assignment is a dissertation where you’ll choose the topic. Past dissertation topics have included the importance of play, how schools manage competing models of behaviour management, outdoor education, and the youth justice system.

Admission requirements

You should have an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if they demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.

Language requirements

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Manchester Met is offering scholarships of up to £2,500 for high achieving applicants. This scholarship is open to international students who enrol on a full-time postgraduate Masters program and meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship will be awarded automatically upon enrolment, no application is required.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Full time

  • Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £8,500 per year
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £16,000 per year

Part time

  • Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £2667 per 30 credits studied per year

Qualification

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.

  • You can choose option units that reflect your career aspirations and interests, and focus your dissertation on the field that you’d like to work in when you graduate.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to complete a Practice Based Project, where you’ll observe lessons and practitioners in educational settings.

Career opportunities

Our masters degree in Childhood and Youth Studies helps to develop your career across the education, arts, social care, criminal justice, and healthcare sectors.

As a graduate, you might work with children and young people in places such as local government services, social enterprises, and charities.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old†, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and...


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Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University


  1. Ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. (** Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
  2. Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
  3. £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
  4. Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
  5. 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
  6. Our teaching quality has been recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government in 2017.
  7. History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
  8. Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
  9. One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
  10. Founding member of the Institute of Coding.

Contact info

Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Great Marlborough Street
M1 5AL Manchester
United Kingdom

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Request information

Want to know more about Manchester Metropolitan University? Fill out the form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

By completing this form you agree to the Manchester Metropolitan University adding your personal data to our prospective students and enquirers database, and to be contacted by the University for promotional purposes with information on our services, benefits and opportunities. We rely upon the legitimate interests lawful basis in order to hold and use your personal data for these purposes.

You can unsubscribe by using links at the bottom of our communications or by contacting international@mmu.ac.uk. For further information about our use of your personal data and your data subject rights, please see our Enquirers and Prospective Student Privacy Notice: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/data-protection/privacy-notices/enquirers-prospective-students/

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