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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Childhood Studies

Programme code:MA-ED/CSUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Pia Christensen Contact address:p.christensen@leeds.ac.uk

Same as full-time version.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally a good honours degree or equivalent
Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
English Language in line with School of Education requirements
IELTS 6.5 or above with no score below 6

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Programme specification:

The programme will provide students with an intensive, multi-disciplinary learning experience (drawing on sociology, anthropology, psychology, media studies, education and elements of health studies, history and human geography). The focus will be on the new social studies of childhood and youth, and emphasis will be placed on working with students to develop a holistic perspective on childhood and youth. Unlike many other courses, the central focus will be on children and young people whole beings rather than on one aspect of their lives and/or the services and professions that cluster around them. The existing strength of the School of Education in inclusive education will remain but will be merged with this holistic perspective. Students will be encouraged to think of themselves as part of the self-conscious emergence of a multi-disciplinary field of study. Optional modules will give students the opportunity to develop theory and concepts in relation to specific topics and relate these to aspects of policy and professional practice. In addition students will complete a research methods module that specifically addresses doing research with children and young people (rather than a generic research methods module that leaves students themselves to make the link to childhood research).These points will be reflected in promotional material for the course, alongside information about the international reputations of the scholars and researchers who will teach on the course. In addition, attention will be drawn to the range of compulsory and optional modules which will allow students from each of these key markets to construct their desired route through the course. The MA will be one part of a strategy to raise the profile of Leeds's work on childhood and youth and the push to build an internationally recognised centre for research and scholarship.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are required to study and pass the following compulsory modules:

EDUC5430MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
EDUC5861MTheorizing Childhood and Youth30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5862MResearch with Children and Young People30 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students are required to study and pass 30 credits from the following optional modules but may choose to study 60 credits if they wish:

EDUC5816MDevelopmental Disorders in the Early Years30 creditsNot running in 201718
EDUC5865MChildren and young people: citizenship, participation and social justice30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5866MChild poverty and well-being30 creditsNot running in 201718
EDUC5867MChildren's family and personal relationships30 creditsSemester 2

Students not studying 60 credits from the above list may choose 30 credits from the following optional module list:

EDUC5034MGlobal Learning in UK Primary Schools30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5053MDirected Study in Education 130 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
EDUC5054MDirected Study in Education 230 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
EDUC5258MDesign and Evaluation of Digital Learning Environments30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5263MDigital Learning in Practice30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5611MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5812MDevelopmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5981MTeaching Languages to Young Learners30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5234MFrom Conception to the Grave: Health in a Global Context30 credits 

Elective modules:

Candidates may choose to study 30 credits of elective modules ONLY if they have chosen 30 credits of optional modules

Last updated: 26/04/2017

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