Swansea University: Childhood


Swansea University
College of Human and Health Sciences


Study Children and Young People at Swansea University
Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences runs a range of innovative Master’s and research degrees relating to childhood, young people and play. We bring about real-life benefits for the health care, social care, voluntary and private sectors, ultimately leading to improvements for children, parents, practitioners, managers and policy makers.

Our academic staff have strong links with a range of international networks and similar departments in European universities and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments. They facilitate rigorous research and evaluation, from birth through to early adulthood, with the central theme of health and wellbeing.

Our recent research collaborations have included work with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); the City and County of Swansea; Autism Speaks; the British Medical Association; the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research and Asthma UK.

We offer the following postgraduate programmes at Swansea University:
MA Childhood Studies

MA/PGCert/PGDip Developmental and Therapeutic Play

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Child Public Health

PGCert Enhanced Neonatal Care

PhD/MPhil in Children and Young People

Student Profile
The MA in Childhood Studies is an excellent way to ground you with theoretical knowledge and understanding of child development. Swansea University also encourages you to do volunteer work with children and this is an opportunity to see, understand and apply what you learn in the classroom. It is amazing when you discover how theory and practice work. Swansea University provides a great platform to learn and prepare you for a great future!"
Ashelle Paras, MA Childhood Studies graduate.

Stand-out Staff
Professor Amy Brown is based in the Department of Public Health, Social Sciences and Policy at Swansea University where she directs the centre for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translation (LIFT). A psychologist by background, Amy explores psychological, social and cultural influences upon maternal and infant health and wellbeing through pregnancy, birth and the early years. Amy’s work has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Made at Uni ‘lifesavers’ awards – 100 ways universities are keeping us healthy.

How to Apply
UK/EU students
International students

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College of Human and Health Sciences
Swansea University
Singleton Park
T: +44 (0)1792 606677
E: study@swansea.ac.uk
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