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MA in Children, Youth and International Development

This innovative interdisciplinary programme, based in the Centre for Human Geography at Brunel University, is the first in the UK to cater specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development.

Half the world's population is under the age of twenty-five and almost 90% of these young people live in poor countries. Over the past two decades, awareness has grown of the changing conditions of young people's lives. High level responses, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), have encouraged NGOs and governments working at a more local level to take onboard the needs, experiences and views of children and young people. Academic research concerning children, youth and international development has also advanced considerably in the disciplines of geography, anthropology, sociology, psychology and development studies. This research has not, until now, been widely disseminated through postgraduate taught courses in the UK.

This course is designed to equip you with the conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge that will enable you to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development and give you the skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to children, youth and development. It is available full time or part time and can incorporate a short placement.

More informmation on the Brunel University website

For further information, email nicola.ansell (at)

Tags: ["training", "Masters degree", "Children's rights", "international development"]
Published May 19, 2011 12:00 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 4:42 PM