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Anthropology of Childhood, Youth, Education (MSc) - Brunel
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Anthropology of Childhood, Youth, Education (MSc) - Brunel

Brunel University London
LondonUK
On campus
Full-time
€24,869.71/year
 3749 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English
Apply date
Jul 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

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Program Description

The master in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth, Education (MSc) was the first degree of its kind to be established. It is still unique in its deep anthropological exploration of what it is to be a child or to be young.

As part of the master in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth, Education (MSc), you will look at historic perceptions of childhood in the West to the development of European rights of protection, compared to childhood experiences in other parts of the world, like the street children of Brazil.

In a module on learning and education, you will compare physical development stages, including how knowledge is acquired and universal patterns of play, to the range of ways children are prepared or educated to fit cultural expectations.

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Course Content

You will study a set of modules focussing on childhood, youth and education alongside foundational modules in social and cultural anthropology and on conducting anthropological research.

In your second term you have a choice of options from anthropology as well as from related disciplines such as globalisation and development.

You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own dissertation fieldwork anywhere in the world according to your anthropological interests.

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Teaching and Learning

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials as well as through your own reading. You will also be encouraged to attend the department’s calendar of lunchtime research meetings where guest speakers share insight from their own research and experience.

Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education is taught by a team of Brunel experts who have worked in many countries across the globe, including South, West and East Africa, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka, as well as Britain.

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Curriculum

Ethnographic Research Methods

This module will introduce you to the methods employed by anthropologists when undertaking ethnographic research in preparation for your own fieldwork research on which your dissertation will be based.

Dissertation in Childhood, Youth and Education

The opportunity to carry out a major research project in the anthropology of learning, childhood, youth or education based around your own fieldwork experience.

Understanding Childhood and Youth

This module will introduce you to the study of childhood and youth as they are constructed and practiced in different social, cultural and economic settings. The first section focuses on children, looking first at how ideas of childhood are constructed by adults, the second section is devoted to young people.

Anthropology of Education and Learning

Gain an appreciation of the key issues in the anthropology of education and learning and an understanding, ethnographically, of how culture shapes and informs the educational and learning process an and in turn impacts social and cultural practices.

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