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1 MA Children, Youth and International Development

2 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 people’s rights and participation (debates on children’s 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 Children’s 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 people’s 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 Children’s 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 we’re 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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