Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Child and Youth Studies

Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Field of Study:Child Development
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,176


The MA program offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of children and youth through required foundation courses, electives and a research-based thesis. The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. For full-time students, it is normally a six term or two-year program.

There are two required foundation courses: (1) childhood, youth and society (encompassing the sociology, anthropology and political economy of childhood and youth) and (2) child and youth development (drawing upon theoretical and applied perspectives in developmental psychology). Students are also required to complete a course in research methods for Child and Youth Studies.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Successful completion of a four-year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant social sciences discipline with an average of not less than 75%. Applicants will be expected to have completed an undergraduate statistics course as well as a research methods course. Students with an Honours Bachelor's degree in a non-related discipline who have demonstrated, through documented work-related experience, an interest in pursuing research with children and youth, may be considered. Agreement from a faculty member to supervise the student is also required for admission to the program.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 12, 2022