MA Childhood and Youth Studies MA

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

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ABOUT

Develop your understanding of children, childhood and youth. Choose from three different pathways, depending on your interests, previous experience and career goals. Graduate capable of working in a wide range of sectors.

Overview

Passionate about working with children and young people? Ready to take your career with children and young people further? Then this ground-breaking and highly-flexible postgraduate course could be perfect for you.

The MA Childhood and Youth Studies course can be studied either full-time or part-time. Depending on the pathway you choose, you will graduate with one of three MA degree titles:

  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies
  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Early Years Graduate Practitioner Competencies)
  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Youth Work, professionally validated and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC))

You will be taught by experienced and passionate lecturers with professional backgrounds in children and young people, early years and youth work. You will study a range of modules and gain an understanding of the theoretical perspectives through which childhood and young people are currently understood and defined within interdisciplinary contexts. You will also reflect critically upon current legislation, policy and practice relating to children and young people. You will evaluate organisational structures and provision which regulates and promotes children’s and young people’s status, welfare, health and wellbeing, learning and how multi-agency working impacts on childhood and youth contexts. You will interpret different political issues and events, past and present, that impact on children and young people. You will also develop your knowledge and skills in research which will enable you to undertake advanced research projects in the social sciences.

Please note, a member of the course team will advise you on the most suitable pathway, as the MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Early Years Graduate Practitioner Competencies) and the MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Youth Work, professionally validated and recognised by JNC) have entry requirements and placements which necessitate previous experience in the field.

Why us?

  • A masters degree unique in the North East
  • Professionally validated and recognised by the JNC, this pathway is a professional qualification*
  • In September 2020, the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network announced Early Education and Childcare practitioners are now classified as Associate Professionals (Major Group 3 – Professional) instead of ‘Teaching and Childcare Support Occupations’ (Major Group 6 – Non-professional). Being Associate Professionals enhances graduates’ chances of gaining appropriate graduate/professional employment in the early childhood field

  • Early Years Graduate Practitioner Competencies are endorsed by the ECSDN
  • We have a long history of offering Childhood and Youth Studies courses at undergraduate level
  • We have been providing education and training for professionally qualified Youth Workers for over 40 years
  • We allow for flexibility around work commitments and childcare

Course structure

You will be taught through a mixture of on-campus, in-person workshops and seminars, as well as completing individual projects and research. Those undertaking the Early Years Graduate Practitioner Competencies pathway will have a minimum of 25 days placement – some will require 80 days placement depending on their experience. Those undertaking the professionally qualified Youth Work pathway will undertake 400 hours of learning through placement.

You will be assessed via essays, portfolios, poster presentation, research project, presentations and your 15,000 word dissertation.

Throughout the course, you will have one-to-one support from academic staff to help you with your assignments; you will also be assigned a personal tutor.

Core

modules:

  • Leadership in Community Contexts (30 credits)

Explore the concepts of leadership and management and their application to practice settings within community contexts across the Childhood and Community and Youth Work sectors. Consider a number of key areas, ranging from theoretical development, societal change and policy initiatives, followed by an evaluation of the tensions and compatibility issues that occur within leadership and management.

  • Negotiated Study (30 credits)

Explore in-depth an area of theory that directly or indirectly influences your specific subject area and/or professional practice. Develop your skills to appraise material from diverse sources in order to deepen specialist understanding. Disseminate your findings to colleagues or service users to inform and develop practice. Negotiate your area of focus with the academic tutor.

  • Childhood and Youth Studies Dissertation (60 credits)

Design and carry out a research project of your choice in the area of Childhood and Youth Studies. Identify and define an appropriate research topic and locate relevant textual resources to support literature reviews, documentary analysis, policy and professional documents, and official statistics. Discuss and select an appropriate research strategy and develop a research proposal. Develop meaningful research questions from initial concepts, ontological and epistemological considerations, methodology, approach, ethical issues, data analysis, and dissemination.

  • Contemporary Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies (30 credits)

Identify key contemporary issues that impact on the lives of children and young people and examine common factors relating specifically to inequalities, injustice and rights. Explore contemporary issues including: anti-discriminatory and rights theory and practice, transitions, friendships (gang culture, sub-cultures), youth identity, health and wellbeing, education and employment, cultural worlds and environmental/existential threat. Reflect upon the socio-political challenges outlined in the contemporary issues discussed and how they impact/influence practice. 

  • Theorising Childhood and Youth Studies (30 credits)

Explore different theoretical frameworks influencing understandings of the concepts of childhood and youth. Examine threshold concepts of childhood and youth through a variety of different lenses. Explore childhood and youth through biological, developmental and constructivist lenses. Analyse various theoretical perspectives and practice of oppression and privilege, intersectionality and positionality and ethics of care.

Facilities

You’ll be primarily taught in the David Goldman Informatics Centre on the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s – a modern and vibrant campus with a riverside view.

The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s is nestled between the River Wear and the sea, just two minutes from the coast, and set in expansive green space on the banks of the river next to the historic St Peter’s Church. This provides a picturesque backdrop and a great location for travelling to the beach or the city centre.

The David Goldman Informatics Centre is a striking building inside and out and has been described as a ‘computing cathedral’ in the past, and with over 300 computer workstations in one space, it’s easy to see why.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold at least an upper-second class honours degree (usually a 2:1 or above) or equivalent. Experience may be counted towards your application.

Those who are interested in the MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Early Years Graduate Practitioner Competencies) or MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Youth Work, professionally validated and recognised by JNC) should have a relevant degree in the area and some experience working with children and youth respectively. An interview and satisfactory DBS will also be essential for entrants interested in either of these two pathways.

We welcome graduates from a wide range of areas; such as social sciences, psychology, education, and health.

Career ready

This childhood and youth studies course has strong appeal for those aiming for a career within early years provision, youth work, education, social work, nursing, healthcare, youth justice and the voluntary sector – including charities and NGOs.

Career opportunities

You will graduate with the ability to advance academically and professionally, move into the profession or within the sector, or into a senior, managerial or supervisory role. Those who graduate with a JNC qualification will be eligible for the higher levels of salary scales set by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers.

Real-world learning

If you undertake the Early Years Graduate Practitioner Competencies pathway, you will have a minimum of 25 days placement – some will require 80 days placement depending on your experience. If you undertake the professionally qualified Youth Work pathway, you will undertake 400 hours of learning through placement.

 

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 59 with no less than 59 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

 

 

Deadlines

26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 

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Expenses (GBP)

Tuition (per year)

13750

GBP

Application Fee

0

GBP

Program expenses

University & General Expenses

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

60

IELTS
6.00

accommodation

The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.

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MA Childhood and Youth Studies MA

teaching, early development, child care

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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Tuition
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Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

60