International Childhood Studies - MA (expected to start September 2008)
Course leader: Professor Adrian James
A good honours degree in a relevant discipline and/or relevant professional experience and qualifications.
A relevant language qualification for students whose first language is not English (eg. IELTS 6.5 or above; TOEFL 575 or above).
- To provide an up-to-date and critical understanding of the epistemologies, theories and processes through which children and childhood are currently defined.
- To enable students to critically reflect upon and analyse social polices and practices relating to children in the context of their rights under international law and conventions.
- To provide a thorough grounding in research methods in order to enable you to critically evaluate research outputs and methodologies in the field of childhood studies, and to design and undertake high-quality research.
- To help students locate their learning about children and childhood in an interdisciplinary and international context.
- To provide a thorough grounding in generic social science research skills and methods, and a specialised understanding of the methods and skills needed to understand and undertake research with children.
- To provide students with a range of transferrable skills and knowledge that will be of benefit not only to them in career terms but also to the organisations and children for whom they will work.
- Generic social science research training
- Subject-specific research training
- A choice of options on different aspects of childhood studies
- Small-group work
- Independent study
ESRC 1+3 full fees and maintenance grants available on a competitive basis. Some University and departmental scholarships may be available.
- Assessed essays
- Portfolio and dissertation
Contact for enquiries
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Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Department of Sociological Studies
The University of Sheffield
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 6401
Fax: +44 (0)114 276 8125
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