Category Archives: Training/Education

Scholarships & Funding Available for Masters in Child Studies

The University of Edinburgh has a range of internal studentships on offer for 2016-17, with a deadline of 1st April 2016. These studentships range from Edinburgh Global Master’s Scholarships, open to all overseas applicants, to Scholarships targeted on certain geographical areas or circumstances – e.g. Brazil, Chile, India, Syria, Tanzania, and the USA. More information on these awards can be found at

The MSc in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh is an intensive, interdisciplinary postgraduate degree providing advanced understandings of childhood and children’s rights, policy and research. The degree is a proven route for those who want to work in local, national or international policy, with children and young people directly, and to take up research and participation positions specialising in working with children and young people. It is recognised as the first year of research training for those who want to go onto a PhD.

More information on the degree is available at:

Informal inquiries from those interested in the degree are welcome –  Contact Kay Tisdall:

Study childhood at University College London

Are you passionate about improving the lives of children and young people?

Are you seeking to develop further understandings of childhood and the status of children?

Come and study childhood at University College London (UCL) Institute of Education!


Download the flyer to see details about our:

Come to the Open Evening on Monday 21st March 2016 from 17.00 to 19.30 to find out more.


MSc Childhood Studies University of Edinburgh – online information session

Dear Colleagues

We are hoping to recruit excellent postgraduate students, for our MSc in Childhood Studies in 2016-17. We are trying out an online information session on Monday 29th February 2016 at 3.30-4.30 p.m. GMT. Interested people can sign up at

Would you be able to pass this email on to potential applicants? We have been running for over 10 years, brining together childhood theory, policy and research interests for an intensive interactive 1 year degree. Further information about the degree can be found at

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours sincerely

Kay Tisdall


See the MSc in Childhood Studies website at

Graduate opps to study child inequality in Peru or Baltimore

Dear all,

I am looking for a motivated individual interested in pursuing a PhD in geography at the University of Maryland Baltimore County ( with interests in one of the following two areas.
  1. Migration, children’s rights, and uneven development in Peru. Must be comfortable in Spanish.
  2. Social justice issues related to poverty and segregation in Baltimore, with particular interest in how housing and education inequality affect children.
Experience or interest in participatory youth mapping a plus.
Please send email inquiries to Dena Aufseeser at with more information about your specific interests or to learn more.  Graduate admissions deadlines are Feb. 1.
Dena Aufseeser
Assistant Professor
Geography and Environmental Systems
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Rutgers-Camden now accepting applications for PhDships; significant funding available

Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers-Camden, NJ, USA

Applications now being accepted for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline:January 10, 2016 (  Up to 5 years’ funding available for PhD students, in addition to a number of fellowships and awards available to graduate students ( 

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey USA (, opened its doors in September 2007 as the first Ph.D. granting program in Childhood Studies in North America.

In addition to the Ph.D., the multidisciplinary program offers BA and MA degrees. Graduate students in the program ( come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them an impressive array of educational and life experience. The Masters of Arts program continues to grow and produce new and innovative leaders in their chosen fields.

Department faculty ( represent diverse areas of scholarship—including psychology, literature, sociology history, geography, education, media studies, critical race and post-colonial studies and methods—who, through research, public engagement and teaching, contribute to the expansion of the dynamic field of childhood studies.

The Department of Childhood Studies is excited to announce the recent publication of two books by recent Ph.D. graduates, based on their dissertation research, and two by department faculty.For details, please go to

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2016 entering doctoral class; applications for the Masters of Arts program are accepted year-round. Deadline for applications for doctoral study is January 10, 2016Funding is available on a competitive basis for qualified applicants. Visit the Graduate Admissions website