Swansea University

Swansea University

Childhood Studies

The course explores how children develop from birth, how they acquire the ability to learn and think for themselves, and how their development is influenced by their families and the communities the live in. It explores topics from broad historical, psychological, and sociological perspectives and examines the rights of the child in reference to the United Nations Convention. The course is designed for a wide range of professionals working with children. A broad range of topics are covered and students are encouraged to critically reflect on their practice and address theory and research relevant to their own interests.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require a relevant degree (2.2 or above) in a related discipline (for example childhood studies, education, psychology, sociology, mental health), or its equivalent. Applicants unsure as to the suitability of their qualifications should contact the admissions tutor. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree, must have significant relevant work experience. In these cases the admissions tutor will assess the appropriateness of this experience in relation to the programme. Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview. Applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB, Check) or a Swansea University accepted equivalent for international students. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: understanding and observing child development; children's rights and safeguarding children and young people; child health; research methods; international perspectives on play: therapeutic work with children; advanced practice with children.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,750 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 518695