Childhood Studies at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Study issues that affect children and families. You’ll develop the knowledge you’ll need to work for their benefit as you explore health, play and social influences. This exciting course will prepare you for a range of diverse careers that benefit children and families. You’ll gain deep knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect them. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain a whole-child perspective, from pre-birth to adulthood
  • Prepare for a career that involves working with children and families, from teaching through to community work
  • Undertake innovative, child and family-focused professional placements, in settings such as schools, social care or early years
  • Develop a deep understanding of influences upon children and families
  • Consider childhood and children's lives from different perspectives
  • Examine the experiences of children in different national and global contexts
Find out more Your course structure This course is structured around four strands:
  • The Sociology & Social Policy strand examines the relationship between the child, family, community and state
  • The Psychology & Development strand investigates the various influences upon child development
  • The Contemporary Debates in Childhood strand explores current issues relevant to children and families including children's rights, childhood research, and moral dilemmas
  • The Critical Reflection strand will develop and grow your research skills and expertise to an honours graduate level and enable you to plan your career
Breadth of learning Our staff come from a variety of professional backgrounds, adding depth and breadth to your learning. You’ll be encouraged to undertake research projects with your colleagues and to individually explore the factors that influence and impact upon children and their families. Placements Professional placements in each year will help you select and focus upon your career destination. Why study Childhood Studies at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Engage with real-life projects
  • Practice-based learning offered through placements of your choice
  • Develop research skills and become an active researcher
  • Guest lectures delivered by innovative professionals from the children, young people, family and school workforce
  • Tailor your pathway and your learning and experiences towards your career choice


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • The Sociology of Childhood
  • The Academic Self
  • Professional Development 1
  • Children's Rights & Entitlements
  • Diverse Childhoods
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Issues in Early Childhood
  • Philosophy & Childhood
  • Research Methods & Ethnics
  • Children Wellbeing & the Family
  • Professional Development 2
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Towards a Sustainable Chiildhood
  • Professional Development 3
  • Dissertation
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Childhood Studies at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS