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Children's Rights MSc

Queen's University Belfast
1-3 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Belfast
English

Program description

Children's Rights MSc

This programme meets the increasing demand for a postgraduate qualification in Children's Rights, explicitly focused on interdisciplinary research and child rights-based research methods.

The programme will develop your expertise in two distinct but interconnected areas:

  • Children's Rights - using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international standards to evaluate the laws, policies and practices which affect children
  • Research with Children - evaluating the best methods of conducting research into children's lives with a particular focus on approaches which involve children actively in the research process.

Admission requirements

Graduate

A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline.

Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in an education, training or relevant context.

International Students

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.


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Program content

Modules include:

Core Modules

  • Foundations of Children’s Rights
  • Children’s Rights and Participation
  • An Introduction to Research Methods
  • Childhood and Youth Research in Practice
  • Perspectives on Childhood and Youth
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

  • Youth and Social Justice
  • Youth Justice: Theory, Law and Practice
  • Childhood Disability and Rights
  • Qualitative Research in Childhood and Youth 
  • Economic Impact of Childhood Interventions 
  • Qualitative Data Analysis 
  • Quantitative Data Analysis 

For more information about program content, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £6,450
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £6,450
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £7,250
  • EU Other - £17,700
  • International - £17,700

Qualification

The programme aims to provide high-level knowledge and skills in children's rights law and practice of value to those working with and for children, including public officials and NGOs as well as educators, social workers and health care providers.

The course will provide you with a thorough grounding in these two areas and the opportunity to explore a range of contexts in which these perspectives can be used to better understand children’s lives and secure improved outcomes for children.

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Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 200 in the...


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Contact info

Queen's University Belfast

University Road
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom

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