College of Human and Health Sciences
The Department of Childhood Studies is committed to providing a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood. Academic staff have wide experience and expertise within the fields of education, health, psychology and social care. The Department has strong links with a range of international networks and a number of similar university departments in Europe and around the world.
The department aims to: promote high quality teaching and life-long learning in early childhood and childhood; enhance the profile and status of childhood research and scholarship; facilitate the career development of local and regional early years and childhood practitioners.
Each application will be considered on its own merit. Entry requirements are:
An honours degree, normally at least an upper second and preferably in a relevant discipline to early childhood, or;
An honours degree and at least two years relevant professional experience, or;
International equivalents of 1 and 2;
Where appropriate, English language entry requirements of IELTS 6.5. In addition, applicants will be invited to attend an interview with a member of the course team.
Scholarships and bursaries for this course will be announced shortly. Our general scholarship and bursaries web pages have a full listing of available funding plus advice on how to secure your programme of study.
The Department of Childhood Studies has a thriving research culture and is committed to promoting the highest standard of work by postgraduates. The Department plans to make a significant contribution to a new interdisciplinary Centre for Child-Related Research.
The main areas of research interest and expertise are: Play and learning (including effective learning environments); Inclusion, integration, participation and children’s rights; Children and information technology; Interagency and multidisciplinary working; Research methods with children.
Currently planned or proposed work includes a study of professional learning in interagency work with children and families, development of new methods of education in play work, and an evaluation of the work of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. Research students are presently studying areas as varied as school councils, special education, child abuse in Cambodia and traveller families. In order to support and further develop a vibrant research culture the department also arranges a regular seminar series open to academics and professionals, which includes presentations from internationally renowned academics in the field of childhood studies.
Assessment is normally through a combination of examination and course work, however, you should contact the admissions tutor of your course for detailed information on assessment.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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