Programme Description

Interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies (MICRACS) draws on the contemporary European and worldwide research on childhood and children's rights conducted by educators, psychologists, sociologists, social politicians and social workers, as well as lawyers and representatives of medical sciences.

These are general, second-cycle studies, combining research with action research, relating to Polish and European legal and socio-cultural regulations related to research, activities and protection of children's rights (Convention on the Rights of the Child, EU and Polish strategies for children, UNICEF monitoring the situation of children, initiatives of the Ombudsman for Children, etc.). Students receive pedagogical tutoring.

The mission of Interdisciplinary studies on childhood and children's rights is to build and develop a significant centre of research and activities focused on the heritage of Janusz Korczak and Maria Grzegorzewska, as the Polish contribution to the protection of children's rights in the international arena. This centre brings together and will bring together a community of researchers and activists associated with the Polish and international Korczak movement and movements for children's rights.

The MA operates in cooperation with Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN). APS has been a member of this network for 12 years.
Childhood and child rights studies are an established and constantly developing European and international structure. In Europe, for many years, the Centre for Children's Rights Studies University of Geneva has been the patron and partner of these studies.Through the network of UNESCO Chairs, we cooperate with many European and non-European centres. The study programme is under the patronage of the UNESCO/Janusz Korczak Chair.

Interdisciplinary MA in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies (MICRACS) complement the pedagogical offer of the Maria Grzegorzewska University. These are studies that fill a professional niche. The studies are individualized. Individualization concerns mainly optional classes, selected placement places, specific projects and practical research conducted as part of master's theses, as well as in the field of a foreign language and international contacts of the student.