Masters | Postgraduate Course - Childhood Studies MA Course Details within University of Leeds

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law, Beech Grove House, Leeds
Course Fees
UK/EU: £7,500 (total). International: £17,500 (total)
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School of Education
+44 (0) 113 343 4550
Childhood Studies MA

Study Details

MA: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

This innovative MA takes a global and multi-disciplinary approach to the social study of childhood and youth (from 0-18 years).

Drawing on sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, human geography and inclusive education among others, this programme will give you an understanding of the lives of children and young people in different social, cultural and educational contexts around the world. Core modules will give you a sound knowledge of concepts and approaches in the study of childhood, but you’ll also be able to choose optional modules to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Module details

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Theorising Childhood and Youth 30 credits
  • Research with Children and Young People 30 credits
  • Dissertation 60 credits

Optional modules

  • Children and young people: citizenship, participation and social justice 30 credits
  • Child poverty and well-being 30 credits
  • Children's family and personal relationships 30 credits

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons).

Programme Funding

The School of Education offers partial and full-fee scholarships available for students commencing their studies in September 2018. Find out more and how to apply on our website:

Student Destinations

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of graduates who plan to use the knowledge and skills they will gain in a wide range of careers involving children. We expect this to include educational, social or health settings as well as NGOs. You’ll also be prepared for further study in related areas such as education, social policy, sociology or psychology.