Masters in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies (MICRACS)
Interdisciplinary MA with leading discipline: Pedagogy, Institute of Education Level: Second-degree studies (2 years total - 1 year online, 1 year in Poland)
Apply in June 2023 (proof of your highest degree, Bachelor minimum and its translation into English will be needed)
The Master is in total 2 years: 1 year online, 1 year in Poland with two generous breaks of three months
Study for 2 years to gain 120 ECTS/945hours of tuition
Do internship/practical work for 3 months 300h
Tuition fee for non-EU students total for two years PLN*22,800.00 [=EUR 4,850.00] (incl. enrolment fee)
Fees can be paid in 1 lump sum, or in 4 instalments (1 instalment for 1 semester).
Basic accommodation @ 650PLN [=140 euro]/per month Class size average is 24 participant
More information here: link to the information.
Please note that the applications for the abovementioned scholarship can be filed until 31 May 2023, 3 pm local Warsaw time. We suggest following the NAWA websites for any news concerning this scholarship.
Core 6 Modules
- Pedagogical Module (PM)
- Legal Module (LM)
- Medical Module (MM)
- Social Policy Module (SPM)
- Practical Module (Practicum)
- Individual Development Module (IDM)
The 6 Modules address 4 main themes
- Theories of Childhood and Society
- Children's Rights – Philosophy, History and Practice
- Social Pedagogy and the Study of Contemporary Social Problems
- Child’s welfare, wellbeing and development
The MA program is led by the Chair in Social Pedagogy and the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair at the Institute of Education. This internationally focussed MA will examine current social theories and practices within globally diverse childhoods as compared against the historical and contemporary understanding of human rights. Gaining the contemporary and historical understandings of children, childhood and child rights, students will engage with international academics, researchers and practitioners to critically explore policy, project outcomes, case studies and innovative projects in order to develop their own critical leadership in working with children and young people to change society.
Please see more information about the study programme here - file
Elective Streams o EAP
- Language Preparation @ PEARSON CENTRE
- Social Pedagogy/Korczak certification @ UNESCO JK Chair International Summer School
- Holocaust Education @ UNESCO JK Chair
Graduates who complete the MA degree are expected to be well equipped to take on a range of
academic and professional roles internationally and within their home country. Building upon
previous studies and experience, graduates may choose to electives from within the streams of
Academic/Research, Advocacy/Project Management and Practitioner. The MA program is highly
suited to professionals and practitioners seeking positions of leadership and management in
children’s and youth services; education; health; legal; social policy and care; and non-government organisations.
Graduates of the MA will gain a deeper theoretical understanding and practical tools for their work
as educators, pedagogues, health and social workers and as child advocates within NGOs. Expected
outcomes relate to graduates developing the diverse knowledge, skills and competencies to;
- Understand how the local and global intersect in the context of policy and practice in a
variety of international settings
- Conduct creative projects and research in participation with children in educational and
- Critically analyse policy, organisations and professional practice based on nuanced
understanding of children’s rights, democracy and power
- Contribute to public debate on challenging issues such as child labour, role of technology
and democratic education
- Identify socio-historical influences and explore innovative approaches within local contexts
for collaboration with diverse participants in working with and for children
- Employ innovative methodological tools and a range of research skills to compare and
critically analyse national and international socio-educational issues
- Undertake institutional reform, socio-educational and democratic projects, under the
auspices of the theory and practice of Janusz Korczak (*eligible for professional certification)
- Promote Social Pedagogy as a disciplinary field of policy and practice (*eligible for
The MA program also provides a dynamic entry into this growing field of academic scholarship,
with graduates being rigorously prepared for English-speaking roles as policy advisors, university
lecturers, researchers or to pursue further doctoral study. With electives on the arts, media and
culture, the MA takes a creative approach in encouraging graduates to employ innovative and
exciting models within the fields of communication, technology, community building and project
Applicants should hold the equivalent qualification of a bachelor’s degree from a recognised University in education, health, social work, law, cultural studies or a social science related field. Other qualifications may be accepted if combined with experience in education, health, law or social and childcare. All applicants will be required to demonstrate their experience of working with and for children.
This program is conducted in English and no Polish is necessary. Graduates will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency equivalent to [Good]. Students whose first language is not English and who are not from a majority English speaking country, will be required to provide recent evidence of their current level of English language skills.
For more information regarding the admission requirements, please see page 5 of the file: here
Registration for Studies will open in June 2023.