Doctorate in Childhood Studies (DChild)

Queen's University Belfast the United Kingdom

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The award
DChild

How long you will study
4 - 8 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Doctorate in Childhood Studies at Queen's University Belfast

The Doctorate in Childhood Studies (DChild) aims to enable experienced professionals working with children and/or young people to build on their professional expertise by developing skills in critical analysis, writing, research, evaluation and evidence-informed practice.

"'The DChild provided a thorough knowledge of many different fields of enquiry. Apart from up to date learning from leaders in their field, the Doctorate enhances research skills that can be transferred back to the workplace. The high quality of support and supervision received at Queen's made the learning process productive, enjoyable and richly rewarding for me.'"Dr. Kieran Shields
2016 graduate, Doctorate Childhood Studies

Career Prospects

Students who register on the professional doctorate programme are employed in senior management positions in the fields of social work, social care, social science research, education and youth justice in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the UK and internationally.

Obtaining the professional doctorate has enabled candidates to secure addional repsonsbiliities in existing posts and to move to new posts. For others the doctorate has been instrumental in securing their permanent postion and/or enhancing their promotion within their organisation

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDChildHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 - 8 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website.

USEFUL LINKS

  • Queen's Direct Applications Portal
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE)
  • Queen's Postgraduate Admissions Policy

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a primary degree (normally 2.1 Honours or above) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and a Masters degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Evidence of these qualifications must be presented at the time of application.

Performance profiles (grades etc) may also be required to ensure suitability of the applicant for Doctoral study. Applicants will be asked to attend for interview. Applicants will normally be expected to have at least five years' full-time professional experience at a senior level in a field of work related to children, young people and their families. Participants who have been accepted on to the DChild programme will be required to enrol and attend an induction session prior to their first module.

Please note: The closing date for applications to this programme is Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 4pm. Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as LATE and will be considered only if vacancies exist when all applications received by the closing date have been processed.

International Qualifications
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offer a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this programme.

 

 

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