The Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities welcomes applications for ‘Applied Childhood Studies’.
So what is Applied Childhood Studies?
Within ‘Childhood Studies’, childhood is seen both as important in its own right (not simply as preparation for adulthood) and as socially constructed; that is, what is understood by childhood – and what constitutes ideas about a ‘good’ childhood - varies according to time, place and culture.
Children, even young children, are not seen as passive in this process: rather, they are actively involved in constructing and determining their own lives, the lives of those around them and the societies in which they live.
Students enrolled for a research degree in Applied Childhood Studies will build on these ideas and explore aspects of the lived experiences of children (from birth to 18) and the families and communities of which they are part.
Currently we particularly welcome applications in the following research areas:
Early childhood and play
Social inclusion and exclusion
Youth at risk
Participation and children’s rights
On enrolment, research students become associate members of the RCfCFC and will become part of, and contribute to, a vibrant research environment. As well as the programme of training and events provided by the Graduate School, students are encouraged to attend the RCfCFC research seminar programme, occasional one day conferences and research methods workshops.
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Applicants are strongly advised to explore the research interests of available supervisors in the Centre and to contact the appropriate staff member before making a formal application.
To find out more about our MPhil/PhD programmes see Study Here
Email Dr Ruth Rogers your questions