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University of Sunderland

Sunderland , England ,United Kingdom

MA Childhood and Youth Studies

This unique course allows you to choose from three different pathways, depending on your interests, previous experience and career goals. You may want to develop your understanding of children, childhood and youth by enrolling on the MA Childhood and Youth Studies. Others who want to further their understanding and develop their practice can undertake the MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Early Years-Graduate Practitioner Competencies) or MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Youth Work, professionally validated and recognised by JNC)*. Tutors from the programme will support you in making decisions about which pathway would best suit your own situation.

A diverse range of learning opportunities and assessments are provided which encourage you to consider how academic understandings relate to professional practice for those working with children and young people. You will develop your knowledge and skills in research which will enable you to undertake advanced research in the social sciences and successfully undertake and complete advanced research projects.

*We are seeking JNC recognition as a professional youth and community work qualification for this programme, though the validation process is not yet complete.

Campus Information

City Campus, Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, Chester Rd, Sunderland SR1 3SD


  • Sep
  • Oct

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career ready
This course has strong appeal for those aiming for a career within early year’s provision, youth work, education, social work, nursing, healthcare, youth justice and the voluntary sector - including charities and NGOs.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have a 2:1 undergraduate degree in the relevant field or equivalent from 3 year/4 years from a recognized university with at least 55% marks to be eligible.

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  • Course Code: CID1349
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 13500 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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