Children and Young People MSc

Postgraduate (12 months, 15 months full-time, part-time)

Cambridge

January, September

Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip

Course duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Teaching times

Part-time, September intake

Trimester 1: Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
Trimester 2: Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
Trimester 3: Timetables vary depending on optional module choice

Part-time, January intake
Trimester 2: Thursday 09:00 -12:00
Trimester 3: Timetables vary depending on optional module choice

Overview

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to develop service provision for children and young people. Our MSc will develop your understanding of the societal and political influences that impact on children and young people, as well as promoting joint working between sectors and agencies.

Full description
The group discussion is always very interesting and stimulating; I enjoy learning from my peers and their experience.
Catherine
MSc student

Careers

Working with children and young people can be a very rewarding and challenging experience and there's a wide variety of settings you might choose to work in.  Our MSc will equip you with an enhanced level of expertise to build your career in your chosen sector, whether that’s healthcare, social care, education or other related fields.

Links with industry and professional recognition

We work closely with a wide range of different employers who provide services for children and young people, including those in healthcare, education and social care. Our course has been developed to meet the needs of practitioners across the whole spectrum of services for young people and children.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
    In this module you will study explanations of child abuse and safeguarding children and young people, and critically reflect upon the findings. An examination of personal reflections related to children and young people, and the relevant issues, will also offer professional insight into current policy and procedure. It will enable you to critically evaluate your own knowledge and the skills which underpin your current practice and to take a more proactive and innovative stance when promoting the safeguarding of children and young people.
  • Significant Events in Childhood
    This module will enable you to choose an area of professional practice that is of personal interest, and to analyse and evaluate it in depth. You will be expected to bring a significant event from practice and be prepared to share this with the group in order to enable the development of critical evaluative skills. This will be facilitated by a formative presentation.
  • Advancing Decision-Making for Healthcare Professionals
    The aim of this module is to advance your decision-making skills through critical reflection particularly in the area of advanced organisational practice. The demands of modern healthcare systems require the development of roles for confident, autonomous organisational practitioners, who possess the knowledge and skills to implement complex decisions in a rapidly changing health sector environment. Such practitioners are likely to play key roles in service development. This is particularly important in advanced organisational practice where you will be encouraged to focus on new or advanced areas of service developments and consider issues such as ethics, legislation and quality assurance. You will need to be able to utilise both strategic and operational decision making skills within an area of advanced organisational development and/or practice strategies which lead to professional or organisational outcomes. You will contextualise these skills to your own area of service and expertise.
  • Research Proposal
    This module provides a critical overview of research philosophy and the major methodological and design approaches to research in order to equip you to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of published research, whether in your specialist area or in the health, welfare and social care field.
  • Major Project
    The Major Project is central to the Masters award and enables you to demonstrate your ability to synthesise learning from previous modules. You will use this learning as the basis for planning, conducting and writing up a research or work-based project. This is the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to raise significant and meaningful questions in relation to your chosen topic and a critical understanding of research methods and their relationship to knowledge. You will also be in a position to develop solutions to ethical dilemmas likely to arise in your research or professional practice and to expand existing knowledge to contribute to the development of best practice.

Assessment

Assessment of your study is through a diverse range of methods, depending on the modules you choose. Examples include essays, portfolio work and production of an action plan. You will, above all, be working towards completion of a major project of at least 15,000 words to receive your Masters award.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)

£8,100

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year, part-time)

£4,050

International students, 2018/19 (per year)

£13,100

International students, 2018/19 (per year, part-time)

£6,550

UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)

£8,500

UK & EU students, 2019/20 (part-time, per year)

£4,250

International students starting 2019/20 (per year)

£13,700

International students starting 2019/20 (part-time, per year)

£6,850

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees

Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.

We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Funding for international students

We offer a number of scholarships, as well as an early payment discount. Explore your options:

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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