Career Prospects

The Joint Masters in Resilience in Educational Contexts provides a unique opportunity for educators and professionals working in both formal and non formal educational settings to specialise in the promotion and development of children’s and young people’s resilience and wellbeing, an area of growing need in the field of education and human development.

Students who complete the Master’s programme successfully may:

• work directly with children and young people to develop their resilience and wellbeing;
• support the wellbeing and healthy development of vulnerable and marginalised children and their families;
• provide staff training and mentoring in the resilience and wellbeing of children and young people from marginalised backgrounds;
• working on policy formulation, prevention policies and initiatives, and evidence-based practice;
• work at community level on interventions, planning, implementing and evaluating policies;
• provide such support at various systems and services, such as schools, early education, child care centres, other educational services, families and communities, child protection services, youth organisations, services supporting vulnerable and marginalised children and families, and national and international agencies working with children and young people;
• produce high quality research on mental health, wellbeing and resilience in children and young people;
• provide an opportunity to undertake further research in the area at doctoral level.

More specifically, the graduates of the FLOURISH Master’s programme can expect a variety of career prospects in both academic and practical settings, including:

Education policy development: Graduates may find opportunities to work in government bodies, NGOs, or international organizations involved in developing policies and initiatives aimed at promoting resilience in educational contexts. They can contribute their expertise to shaping educational policies that prioritize the needs of children growing up in adverse circumstances.
Consultation and training: With their specialized knowledge in resilience and educational contexts, graduates can work as consultants or trainers for schools, educational institutions, and community organizations. They can provide guidance and training to educators on implementing resilience-building strategies and creating supportive environments for children and young people.
Mental health promotion and protection: Graduates may pursue careers as mental health professionals and support staff in educational institutions, supporting students who face various challenges in their academic and personal lives. They can utilize their understanding of resilience to provide targeted, evidence-based interventions and support systems for students in need.
Social work and community development: Graduates can pursue careers in social work or community development, focusing on empowering children and families facing adversity. They can work in community-based organizations, schools, or government agencies to provide support services and advocate for policies that promote resilience and well-being.
Research and academia: Graduates may also choose to further their academic careers by pursuing doctoral studies or research positions in universities and research institutions. They can conduct research on resilience in educational contexts, contributing to the development of theories, interventions, and best practices in the field.
International development and humanitarian work: Given the global nature of the programme and its emphasis on addressing marginalization and adversity, graduates may find opportunities to work in international development organizations or humanitarian agencies. They can apply their expertise to design and implement evidence-based educational projects that promote resilience and empower marginalized communities worldwide.

The EMJM FLOURISH programme equips graduates with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to make a positive impact in various educational and social contexts, both locally and globally. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme ensures that graduates are well-prepared to address complex the challenges and realities of the 21st century, and contribute to building more resilient and inclusive societies.