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Study Childhood and Youth Studies at Otago


Apply for the Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) through the Dunedin campus in 2023

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This subject is for students with a social science background (or a related discipline) who want to develop their skills by conducting a piece of research concerning issues relating to children, young people and their families.

It is strongly recommended that prospective students contact the Director of the Children's Issues Centre by the end of November to determine whether they meet the criteria for enrolment.

Participants in the course will meet at four audioconferences during the year (dates and times are available from the Children's Issues Centre).


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Programme requirements

Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)) in Childhood and Youth Studies

Not available in 2020/21

  • CHIC 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • Two of:
    CHIC 401 Understanding Children and Childhood: Theory into Practice
    CHIC 402 Promoting Children's Participation and Protection
    CHIC 407 Child-Centred Practice

Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) in Childhood and Youth Studies

  • Thesis: CHYS 5