Oxford Brookes University School of Education

Oxford Brookes University

Education (Childhood and Youth Studies)

The course is designed to provide grounding for those wishing to pursue, or develop further, their skills and careers as practitioners or researchers working with children and young people. Through the course students explore alternative conceptions of childhood and youth and consider children and young people's lives and experiences through the social, economic, technological and global contexts in which they are situated. Students also examine the expanding role of services for children and young people, the challenges this provides for practitioners and policy makers and the ways in which these services position children and their families.

Entry requirements

English as a 1st language; or GCSE or O-level English Language (A-C); or IELTS 7; a relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification; some experience of working with children and/or young people. Applicants may have an undergraduate background in any of a wide range of subjects including psychology, sociology, social and health care, education, history and anthropology.

Course modules

The course comprises 9 modules of study. there is a compulsory single module, researching education, childhood and language, and a compulsory triple dissertation module. There are 5 additional modules required. these may be modules designed specifically for the MA in childhood and youth studies, which are: conceptions of childhood and youth; learning and development in childhood; children's imaginative worlds; children and young people, spaces and places; working with children, young people and their families.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,320 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 610 per Module (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 1,415 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MA Distance learning - 24 months
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
PgDip Full-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harcourt Hill Campus Oxford OX2 9AT South East
Distance Learning

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School of Education
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01865 488617