This innovative interdisciplinary programme, based at Brunel University, is one of the first worldwide to cater specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. Taught by highly motivated, internationally recognised, research-active staff, it has been running for five years, and has attracted students from diverse disciplinary and occupational backgrounds and more than 40 different countries.
The course is designed to equip students with the conceptual understanding and breadth of knowledge required to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and international development. It also develops the skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to children, youth and development. Former students have progressed to careers with government, international organisations and NGOs as well as doctoral study.
The full time course requires attendance two days a week across two terms (September to April), followed by 6 months spent researching and writing a dissertation. During term 2, options include a work placement or participation in an academic exchange with the Norwegian Centre for Child Research in Trondheim.
The course commences in late September. We do not operate strict application deadlines, but partial scholarships are available on a competitive basis to international students who apply for the course by 25th May. It is advisable for international applicants to apply by early June in order to secure a UK study visa. Discounts are also available for UK-based applicants with first class degrees and to graduates of Brunel University.
Further details, are available on the Brunel website http://www.brunel.ac.uk/