UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights

The course will introduce students to a range of contemporary social theories about childhood and children's rights, critically explore social constructions of childhood, and consider the implications these have for professional practice and research with children and young people.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in social science, media or cultural studies, humanities, education or a related field. A similar qualification in another subject is also acceptable if combined with experience in child care, health, education or children's advocacy. All applicants should preferably have experience of working with and for children.

Course modules

Core modules: children's rights in practice; theories of childhood and society. Options: students choose two optional modules from a range including: researching childhood; understanding research.

Assessment methods

Taught modules run in the evenings and/or over a one-week intensive block. Teaching is delivered face-to-face and through lectures, discussions and debates, and analysis of readings, images, and films. In addition there are tutorials for essays and dissertation preparation. Participants are encouraged to reflect upon their own experiences and backgrounds in teaching sessions. Each core module is assessed by 5,000-word written assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Mixed mode - 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 15,525 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Mixed mode - 2 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Variable - 4 years
MA Mixed mode - 4 years

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