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Childhood and Culture *

Please note we are no longer offering this course to new applicants.

About this course

Entry year:
Course code:
Education and Childhood
Three years
Part-time, September start
Programme leader:
Rebecca Kingsley-Jones
Key fact:
A part-time course that gives you the opportunity to make links with relevant cultural and educational organisations across Bristol.

Page last updated 18 July 2018


This course explores the cultural worlds of childhood, addressing constructions for and by children, childhood over time, and the languages of childhood. Building on UWE Bristol's expertise in childhood, education and the arts, it will include a consideration of art, literature, film and media from the perspectives of adults and children.

Offered as a part-time course of study, this Masters is designed to fit around full-time employment.

Students will be offered assessment choices within the set modules to create a bespoke course that reflects their own interests and work contexts. You will also have the opportunity to engage in an empirical research project or workplace-related project, fostering strong links between study and practice.

Throughout the course, you will have the chance to develop connections with fellow students and the many cultural and educational organisations across Bristol, including the City Campus partnerships.

Watch: The learning and teaching experience



Course structure will be available soon.

Learning and Teaching

The course will be delivered through seminars, group-work, online engagement, directed learning and project supervision.

For more details, see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Study time will vary throughout the course but will include a minimum of two hours contact time a week for each 12 week module. You will also be required to attend additional tutorials and engage in online activities and support.


We will use a range of assessment tools to track your progress, including essays, coursework, presentations and work project evaluation.

For more details see our full glossary of assessment terms.



Your studies will be enhanced and put into context by visits to relevant cultural exhibitions and events.

Study facilities

The course is delivered on Frenchay Campus which features modern, purpose-built facilities with high quality teaching and seminar rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.


Careers / Further study

The MA Childhood and Culture is a pathway to career enhancement in the cultural industries and education sectors. It is also an excellent route to doctoral study in these fields.


Part Time

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Part Time-Module Fee (30 Credit)1083

Supplementary fee information

For information about funding for postgraduate courses see our funding pages.


Students starting this course in September 2018 should follow this link to view their joining instructions.

We automatically send a message via your Welcome website plus an email to notify you once your joining instructions are available. It is important that you regularly check your Welcome website for new messages about your Registration and Enrolment. If you have not received the email please contact our Applicant Experience Team by email at admissions@uwe.ac.uk so we may check that we have the correct address.

For more information about joining the University, please see our New Students pages.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally have:

  • An Honours Degree in a relevant subject. Experience in the field would be an advantage.
  • Some applicants may be entitled to apply for accredited learning credits in recognition of prior learning.
  • Where applicants will be working with children, or young or vulnerable learners, a satisfactory DBS check will be required.

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