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Title: MA Children, Youth and International Development


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MA Children, Youth and International Development
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Course content
  • Core modules
  • International development, children and
    youth(impacts of poverty, globalisation,
    international organisations, NGOs)
  • Young lives in the Global South(theories of
    childhood and youth, education, health, child
    labour)
  • Young peoples rights and participation(debates
    on childrens rights, Convention on the Rights of
    the Child)
  • Researching children, childhood and
    youth(research methods training preparation
    for dissertation)
  • Not
  • Child development (psychological development)

3
Special features
  • Optional placement module
  • Able Child Africa
  • ActionAid
  • Anti-slavery International
  • Basti Ram
  • Book Aid International
  • Commonwealth Youth Programme
  • International Refugee Trust
  • National Deaf Childrens Society
  • Oxfam GB Youth and Schools Team
  • Project Hope
  • The Mouth That Roars
  • Erasmus exchange
  • Available to full time students
  • Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) in
    Trondheim, Norway
  • Term 2
  • Modules closely map those at Brunel
  • Erasmus grants available
  • Link with ActionAid
  • Opportunities for placements and dissertation
    research

4
Dissertations
  • Young care leavers in Kenya and their transitions
    to adulthood
  • Media representation of Somalia in the UK and its
    impact on Somali children
  • Gap year projects abroad young peoples
    motivations, experiences and challenges
  • Impacts of sports participation on the self-image
    disabled youth in Kenya
  • The representation of street children in Kenya by
    the international media and NGOs
  • Relationships between donors and recipients in
    child sponsorship programmes
  • The impact of participatory action research with
    young refugees
  • Childrens experiences of making films to explore
    and exchange their everyday life experience
  • Reasons why girls work as head porters in Accra,
    Ghana
  • Experiences of disabled street children in India
  • Youth and policymaking in Trinidad Youth Council

5
Student destinations
  • National / International NGOs
  • AbleChildAfrica
  • Restless Development
  • Community Development Foundation
  • Government ministries
  • Ministry of Social Development, Trinidad
  • International organisations
  • Commonwealth Secretariat (Youth Affairs)
  • Education and youth work
  • In various organisations and countries worldwide
  • PhDs
  • Studentship at University of Reading

6
Who were looking for
  • Flexible
  • Ideally social science background
  • Ideally some relevant experience (work in
    development, education, youth work etc)
  • Usually minimum 2.2 equivalent
  • But
  • THE APPLICATION MATTERS
  • Personal statement should indicate why they are
    interested in the course
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