Developed within the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), this programme has a fresh, engaging curriculum that covers globalised childhoods, international policy contexts, the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), bringing up children and research methods.
The programme is aimed at students with an interest in developing positive strategies for affirming and developing the professional identity of child and youth care practice. It draws from a variety of disciplines and approaches including child and youth care, social pedagogy, sociology, psychology, health, education, social work and social policy.
You'll develop theoretically informed, practice-based understanding of issues related to the social, political and cultural contexts of children and youth.
The programme considers and examines theoretical and policy contexts, child development in the lifespace, management and leadership, intervention methods, critical reflection, relational practice and research methods.
The role of the state, non-governmental agencies and private organisations in the provision of child welfare services will be examined along with the internationalisation of child welfare policy through developments such as UNCRC.
A range of approaches and traditions of child care practice will be considered, including child and youth care, social pedagogy, residential child care and social work.
You require a first degree or relevant professional qualification, or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study.
You’ll also require sufficient access to child care settings through which you can evidence programme and practice requirements. This will involve you working or volunteering in a child care setting either part or full-time throughout the duration of the programme.
Distance and Flexible learning
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Work and Social Policy