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 develop a practice-based understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of children and youth. Students learn about child development, management and leadership, intervention methods, critical reflection, relational practice and research methods. Study examines 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

A 1st 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; Master's research project.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

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