Applications are open for the Masters in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies (MICRACS)


The MA is to be overseen by the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair. Post-graduate students are invited to join this developing international network of researchers and engaged scholars and practitioners.

Masters in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies (MICRACS) 

Interdisciplinary MA with leading discipline: Pedagogy, Institute of Education 
Level: Second-degree studies (2 years: 1 year online, 1 year in Poland)
Apply by 31th December 2022 (proof of your highest degree, Bachelor minimum and its translation into English will be needed)
Start online in February 2023 

The Master is in total 2 years: 1 year online, 1 year in Poland

  • from February 2023 until June 2023 online,
  • from October 2023 to June 2024 two semesters in Warsaw
  • from October 2024 until February 2025 online

There are two generous breaks

  • three months, from July 2023 until September 2023
  • three months from July 2024 until September 2024

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 19000 PLN* [=4000 euro] (incl. enrolment fee) 
Fees can be paid in 1 lump sum, or in 4 instalments of 1000 euro per semester 
Basic accommodation @ 650PLN [=140 euro]/per month Class size average is 24 participant

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 

Elective Streams o EAP

  • Language Preparation @ PEARSON CENTRE
  • Social Pedagogy/Korczak certification @ UNESCO JK Chair International Summer School
  • Holocaust Education @ UNESCO JK Chair

Programme summary

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.

For more information about the Study Programme, please see the link to the website: link

or link to the complete brochure here: file


MICRACS MA Programme

Programme Leaders

Expected Outcomes

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/ResearchAdvocacy/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 serviceseducationhealthlegalsocial policy and care; and non-government organisations.

Graduates of the MA will gain a deeper theoretical understanding and practical tools for their work
as educatorspedagogueshealth 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
    community settings
  • 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
    professional membership)

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 advisorsuniversity
lecturersresearchers 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

Admission requirements

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.

Language requirements

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 is open until 31 December 2022.


Please see the recruitment website here

Please see more information in the brochure here 

First page of MICRAC brochure

Second page of MICRACS brochure

Third page of MICRACS brochure

Last page of MICRACS brochure