Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Childhood studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that puts children and childhood at the centre of its inquiry. It asks questions like 'What is a child?', 'How is childhood changed by wider changes in society?' and 'How do class, gender and "race" shape children's lives?'.

International childhood studies put these questions into a global context, to ask how global forces such as war, economy and international development are reshaping childhood.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,850 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,175 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,075 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,425 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Good degree (2:2 or above) in social sciences or humanities.
  • Previous experience or study of international development issues and/or childhood studies may be an advantage.
  • 2 references: preferably both academic references, but employer references may be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 7.0, with not less than 7.0 in each of the sub-tests.