Open Evening: MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights

We are still accepting applications to the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights (2014/2015) at the Institute of Education, University of London!
Come and find out more at an Open Evening on Thursday 10 July, 17:00-19:30. Book your place here:
This masters degree will:

  •  introduce you to a range of current theories about childhood and the practical issues of promoting children’s rights
  • critically explore social constructions of childhood, and the implications these have for professional practice with children
  • enable you to take account of children’s interests, views and rights, and understand the complex relations between the protection, provision and participation rights defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to: 

  • develop your critical analytical skills, to improve your professional practice
  • gain an understanding of sociological, socio-legal and political theories and concepts of childhood and children’s rights, including a recognition of the varied childhoods experienced by children in the richer minority and poorer majority worlds
  • increase your awareness of the importance of including children’s own views when planning and providing for them.
      • understand the rights and responsibilities of people concerned with the care, education, health, welfare, advocacy or control of children and young people

Who is this programme for?

All those working with and for children and interested in the field of children’s rights, especially those working in children’s services such as health and education, social care and family policy, youth work, the justice system and advocacy work for children and young people.