Sociology Of Childhood And Children's Rights (MA)

the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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full-time, part-time

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About Sociology Of Childhood And Children's Rights at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • guide you through the latest challenges and debates and the leading theories, concepts and research in the sociology of education
  • explore the wider political, social and cultural contexts of policy and practice in education
  • encourage you to use sociological research to reflect on your current and future roles in education
  • provide you with a grounding for evaluating education practice and for research in a range of public, private and voluntary educational contexts
  • prepare you for doctoral-level research in the field.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • be taught by leading British and international contributors
  • be taught through lectures, small seminars and focused discussion groups, making use of film, photography and other cultural sources
  • develop your research and critical scholarly skills and knowledge in a lively and supportive intellectual environment
  • meet other students from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with diverse professional experiences.
Who is this programme for?

Teachers (including newly qualified teachers), community or adult educators, policy analysts, humanities and social science graduates, and others with an interest in the sociology of education.

Entry requirements

A good first degree.

Core topics
  • Sociology of education
  • Education research.
Related topics
  • Gender, theory and practice in education
  • Sociology of race and education
  • Theory and policy of education.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Face-to-face evening and occasional Saturday or online sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teachers
  • PhD students
  • education policy-makers.


Core modules
  • Sociology of Education
  • Theoretical Foundations Of Educational Ideas
Recommended modules
  • Sociology of Race and Education

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 awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
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Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree.

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