New Masters of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies commencing September 2013 Full-time & Part-time

The Institute of Technology Carlow is pleased to announce the Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies, commencing September 2013.  Entry for this one year full time programme is by direct application to IT Carlow. 20 places are available.  This course is also available part-time over two years. 
What is this course about?
The MA in Child, Youth & Family studies will provide learners with critical thinking tools to enable them to manage, lead services that develop the potential of children, youth and families and visualise new possibilities for better service provision in the sector.  The programme is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and competencies required by the sector and to provide future leaders of child, youth and family services in Ireland, and abroad.
The programme will provide learners with critical understanding of concepts and approaches to enable individuals and groups to realise their potential as human persons and participative communities. The programme aims to educate learners to high levels of contemporary and comparative theoretical awareness in fields central to services provision (transitions across the life span, cultural diversity, youth and families) and to create an atmosphere of rigorous academic enquiry and writing.  Learners will develop a deep and integrated knowledge of contemporary Child, Youth and Family theory and
practice, and the sector within which Child, Youth and Family services operate.