Course Description

Childhood & Youth

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth underpinned by a commitment to integrated practice. It is ideal if you want to enhance your knowledge of this area, whether youre already working in the field or planning to do so. Youll begin by exploring the family; law; childrens rights; politicised childhoods; participation and voice issues; consumerist childhoods; education; ethnicity and religion; child criminology; child sexuality; and multi-cultural childhoods within a worldwide context, using case studies linking theory to practice. Finally, an extended piece of writing will help you examine the changing policy, organisational, personal and professional contexts of work with children and young people.

Key features of the course
Equips you with the critical tools to analyse policy and to reflect on your own practice
Designed to help you develop professionally and meet the diverse and changing needs of children and young people
A strong focus on multi-agency working and inter-professional practice
Offers a choice between a short research project or literature review.

CollegeOpen University in Ireland, The
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryEducation & Teaching
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course Duration3 - 4 years.
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsYou must have a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent) to study this course. Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant.
Phone(01) 678 5399
Course CodeF55
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