MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Children, Young People and Family Wellbeing
The course aims to challenge and extend the knowledge base, skills and attitudes of those working in, or interested in the field of children, young people and family wellbeing. It critically analyses the evidence-base for such work, and examines interventions that link to positive outcomes.
It is open to home, EU and international students interested in child and adolescent wellbeing, and who want to interact with other graduates and professionals in an online research-based environment. It is taught by experts with a track record of research and publications in the area.
This is an internationally-focused course, which invites professionals and students from the UK, EU and overseas to study in an online, research-based environment that challenges how work with children, young people and families is conceptualised and conducted.
The course aims to develop your:
ability to critically evaluate contemporary evidence and issues in the promotion of child and family wellbeing;
knowledge of theories about children's cognitive, affective, social and cultural development;
understanding of psychosocial interventions and their effectiveness;
understanding of the multiple factors that correlate with outcomes for children and young people;
awareness of the political, policy and statutory paradigms within which interventions are based;
skills in working with others in a national and international online community.
To complete the MSc, you will undertake nine modules:
Children and Families: Building the Evidence
Vulnerable Children and Young People
Risk and the Protection of Children
Children and Families: Evidence-Based Social Interventions
Advanced Research Design
The MSc in Children, Young People and Family Wellbeing by distance learning offers exciting opportunities to those who may be unable to attend university full-time but want to study to an advanced level in a stimulating and dynamic online environment.
The course combines the convenience and flexibility of studying at home with the opportunity of regular periods of concentrated online study with other students on the course.
You will encounter a variety of online teaching methods, both traditional and innovative, which are designed to support your needs as a distance learner. The assessments by coursework are varied in style and include (but are not limited to) essays, critical reviews, case studies, research proposal and virtual presentations.
Distance learning materials are provided to guide you during your studies.
For those students who wish to obtain the full master's in Children, Young People and Family Wellbeing, the dissertation provides an opportunity to conduct a piece of investigative research that will further your understanding and facilitate the development of a specific area of study.
A broad range of assessment approaches are used on the course, including essays, critical reviews, case studies, research proposal and virtual presentations. Formative assessment is used extensively to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required for your summative assignments.
Fully distance learning and highly flexible mode of study in the University’s virtual learning environment.
International Student Requirements:
If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. You must have one of the following or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the university:
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: grade A or B
GCE O-level or GCSE English Language: grade A or B
Oxford Brookes University English Language Entrance Level 4 - pass.
British Council IELTS: level 6.5 or above (with 6 in written English)