The Masters in Childhood and Adolescent studies is specifically designed for those who want to develop higher order skills and competence in the areas of childhood and adolescent care. On completion of the programme learners will have developed higher order competencies to facilitate theoretical understanding and practical engagement in childhood and adolescent areas of study. Graduates will becomes complex consumers of evidence based practice and be prepared to assume leadership roles working with children and adolescents. Participants will have a critical awareness of current discourses within the area of Childhood and Adolescent care and the capacity to generate new insights within these fields.
The M.A. in Childhood and Adolescent Studies is highly interactive and will support participants to develop the key skills necessary for effective professional practice. It also provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and competence in the fields of childhood and adolescent studies
The programme incorporates the following themes: understanding childhood and youth development, supporting child and adolescent transitioning, engaging in childhood and adolescent practice,early childhood education and care, evidence based practice and research methods and design and; the completion of a practicum and dissertation related to these themes.
For the Part-time programme, all taught modules are completed over 2 academic years with the 2nd year normally used to complete the practicum and dissertation.