University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Child and Youth Care Studies

This course has been developed within the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS). The programme is aimed at students with an interest in developing positive strategies for affirming and developing the professional identity of child and youth care practice. Students will develop a practice-based understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of children and youth. You'll learn about child development, management and leadership, intervention methods, critical reflection, relational practice and research methods. You'll examine the role of the state, non-governmental agencies and private organisations in the provision of child welfare services. Students will also look at the international impact of child welfare policy through developments such as the UNCRC.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this course you require a first degree or relevant professional qualification, or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study.

Course modules

Modules include: globalised childhood :theoretical and policy contexts; child development in the lifespace; management and leadership; interventions; use of self, communication skills and critical reflection; research methods; masters research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 24 months

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