Childhood and Youth (F55)
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Rank: 200 (TCUG)
Study mode distance learning
Start Date: 2021/02/01
Duration: 36 months
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This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth – covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It’s for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies; sociology; health and social care; anthropology; psychology; or education. It would be particularly relevant for those working with, or aspiring to work with, children and young people, as well as those who want to advance academically and professionally. Key features of the course
- Equips you with the critical tools to analyse policy and to reflect on your own practice
- Designed to help you develop professionally and meet the diverse and changing needs of children and young people
- A strong focus on multi-agency working and inter-professional practice
- Offers a choice between a short research project or literature review
You must have a bachelors degree from a UK university (or equivalent) to study this course. Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check The research project option in E807 is only available if you are a UK resident as you will need to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check (or equivalent in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Students in Scotland will also need to meet the requirements of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. The criminal record check must be appropriate for the setting in which you intend to carry out your research. The DBS (or equivalent) must bear the same name as given in your post-registration agreement form. You also need permission from your employer to undertake this work. If these conditions cannot be fulfilled then you should choose the literature review option for E807. Please note: It is a legal, rather than an Open University requirement, that you must obtain Enhanced DBS clearance in order to work with children on E807. This is the responsibility of you and your employer and not The Open University. If you are in doubt about your eligibility, or to find out more, you should contact the relevant agency in your country for more information. Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum score of 5.5 in each)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The Open University in Northern Ireland.