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Childhood in Society (MA) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

This course has an interdisciplinary and international perspective which includes anthropology, education, psychology and social policy. You will engage with debates, analysis and critique of current international and national research-to-policy/practice initiatives, and the sometimes competing paradigms in research with children and childhood.

You will develop an awareness of key theoretical, empirical and policy oriented studies of children (0-18 years) and childhood. You will gain a familiarity with interdisciplinary perspectives and frameworks in the study of children and childhood and you will be able to demonstrate a critical engagement with debated on key childhood related themes, including children’s rights, multi-agency support for children and the global child. You will also develop an understanding of key issues in academic and public debate sin relation to children and become familiar with the diversity of children’s experiences over time and space.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Rethinking Children and Childhood
  • The Young Child, the Family and Community
  • Gender, the Body and Identity in the Context of childhood
  • Critical Reading and Analysis in Childhood Studies
  • Children, Participation and Social Inclusion
  • An Introduction to Foundation Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:

This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit this page.

For details on teaching and assessment, please visit this page.

It is expected that graduates will go into:

  • Teaching
  • Further Study
  • Education Management
  • Civil Service/Education Policy Work
  • Third Sector Organisations

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study

Centre for Education Studies

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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For scholarships available please visit the department website.

Additional Course Costs

No additional course costs.

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How to Apply

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.