This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It’s for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies; sociology; health and social care; anthropology; psychology; or education. It would be particularly relevant for those working with, or aspiring to work with, children and young people, as well as those who want to advance academically and professionally.
On successful completion of stage 1 you can be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies entitling you to use the letters PG Cert CYS (Open) after your name.
On successful completion of stage 2 you can be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies entitling you to use the letters PG Dip CYS (Open) after your name.
You must have a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent) to study this course. Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant.
Computer and internet access required.
On successful completion of 180 points' worth of required courses you will be awarded a MA in Childhood and Youth entitling you to use the letters MA (CY) (Open) after your name.
Distance and Flexible learning
3 - 6 years