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

This course explores childhood from an interdisciplinary and international perspective.

During this course you will gain a familiarity with interdisciplinary perspectives and frameworks from fields such as education, psychology, sociology and social policy in the study of children and childhood.

On this course we engage with the debates, analysis and critique of current international and national research. We also explore the policy and practice implications of such research. You will critically explore key childhood related themes, including child development, children’s rights and the global child, and you will develop an understanding of key issues in relation to children, and become familiar with the diversity of children’s experiences over time and space.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Intercultural Approaches to Childhood
  • Foundation Research Methods in Education
  • Foundation Research Methods in Education (Online)
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:

  • The Young Child in Context
  • Children, Education and Social Inclusion
  • Understanding Global Education and International Development
  • Special Educational Needs and Evidence-Based Practices
  • Education for Sustainable Development

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 - 5 years

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.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.