MA Child Studies programme goes global
Posted on 14/03/2012
Building on the success of the renowned MA in Child Studies, the Department of Education & Professional Studies is launching a new programme, MA International Child Studies. Commencing in September 2012 alongside the domestic degree, the newprogramme responds to a growing demand for a master’s qualification that adopts global perspectives on childhood issues, engages with internationalchild policy and offers a qualification that is relevant and appealing to an international cohort of students.
The new programme will benefit from the existing multi-disciplinary expertise of the programme staff, together with extensive use of expert guest speakers. MA International Child Studies will equip students with an understanding of universal standards in children’s rights; child health and development; sociological and theoretical approaches to childhood; and global issues in child protection. Students will also beprovided with rigorous research training to enable them to conduct and evaluate research in relation to child welfare.
The new programme will appeal to graduates aspiring to work in the statutory or voluntary sector overseas; professionals working overseas across a wide range of disciplines; and professionals in the UK working with adiverse population of children and young people. The diverse student cohort in Child Studies provides a socially and culturally rich learning environment through which to engage with thecomplexities of topics such as transnational adoption or child labour. Recent Child Studies graduates have developed careers in international or national NGOs, worked in children’sservices or continued to further study at doctoral level.
Visit the online prospectus to find out more about MA International Child Studies.