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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Childhood Studies

Programme code:MA-ED/CSUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Michalis Kontopodis Contact

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 provides students with an intensive, multi-disciplinary learning experience (drawing on sociology, anthropology, psychology, media studies, education, history and human geography). The focus is on the new social studies of childhood and youth, and emphasis will be placed on developing a holistic understanding of childhood and youth. A central perspective is on children and young people as both 'beings and becomings' and as persons in their own right. Students will be encouraged to think of themselves as part of the emerging movement towards a multi-/ interdisciplinary field of study.
A range of compulsory and optional modules will allow students to construct their desired route through the course. Optional modules will give students the opportunity to develop theory and concepts in relation to specific topics and relate these to particular aspects of policy and professional practice. In addition students will complete a compulsory research methods module that specifically addresses the epistemological and ontological issues underpinning research with children and young people (rather than a generic research methods module that leaves students themselves to make the link to childhood research).The course has been developed by scholars internationally renowned as pioneers and key writers in the field.

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[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 (12mth)
EDUC5861MTheorizing Childhood and Youth30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC5862MResearch with Children and Young People30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

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

EDUC5866MChild poverty and well-being30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5867MChildren's family and personal relationships30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

EDUC5039MCreative Inquiry, Communication and Learning30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5053MDirected Study in Education 130 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5054MDirected Study in Education 230 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5265MDigital Education in Practice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5267MDesigning Digital Education30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5611MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5812MDevelopmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC5981MTeaching Languages to Young Learners30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students are required to pass at least 30 credits of optional modules across these two lists of optional modules.

Elective modules:

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

Last updated: 15/09/2021 14:56:04


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