Child Studies




Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
The MA Child Studies at King’s is a multi-disciplinary programme designed to meet the needs of professionals and graduates working or intending to work with or on behalf of children and young people. It is of particular relevance for anyone in a child safeguarding role, including social workers, child and family lawyers, named or designated health practitioners, teachers, police officers and NGO staff.

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  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Largely taught by external expert speakers, as well as King's staff from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds
  • Centres around contemporary issues in child protection and children's rights
  • Opportunity for students to exchange ideas and experiences with those from different disciplines
  • Located in the heart of London.

Programme leader/s
Dr Jenny Driscoll
Carries Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Bar Council CPD points.
Awarding institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180-190/ECTS 90-95
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Waterloo Campus.
Student destinations
Our graduates frequently progress to senior practitioner posts involving child-related work. Many students have found that the multidisciplinary aspect of the programme has opened up unexpected or unique opportunities, including research or policy positions with some of the larger children's charities. Recent graduate destinations include: Anna Freud Centre; Barnardo's; St Christopher's residential child care services; local authority children's services.
Year of entry 2016
Offered by
Maughan Library