MA at Warwick University

We would like to recruit post graduates to our innovative MA Childhood in Society in the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick

This degree responds to significant developments and key theoretical debates in childhood studies. The course explores children’s lives and experiences in the social, economic, technological and global contexts of contemporary childhood. It addresses the challenges of an expanding programme of Children’s Services that requires new ways of working with children and their families.

The course allows students to plan their study to focus on national and international policy initiatives about children’s rights, learning and development. Childhood in Society has an inter-disciplinary perspective, including: sociology, psychology, anthropology, education, children’s literary studies, early childhood and social policy. This perspective means that students have the opportunity to study the various, sometimes competing, paradigms concerned with children’s voice and rights and engage in debate, analysis and critique of the current research-policy-to-practice contexts nationally and internationally.

We welcome international and home students from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. The course is attractive to new graduates, practitioners and professionals in education and children’s services; child related NGOs and voluntary sector organisations and those hoping to build an academic career in childhood studies.

The course is taught full-time over one year and part-time over 2-5 years.