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Course summary

Explore the lives of children and young people in the UK and across the globe. Discover the knowledge and insight that a social science perspective can provide. Learn about yourself and be equipped for working with children and young people. Every generation faces unique challenges, so the journey from childhood to adulthood is constantly changing. This course will help you to apply different perspectives – sociological, psychological, cultural, political and technological – to understand and make sense of this fast moving and changing context. We’ll help you explore the changing situations – local, national and global, political, social and cultural – that affect the lives of children and young people, their families and communities. Flexibility is built in to this childhood and youth studies degree, with optional modules covering critical issues such as child poverty and welfare, autism, migration, youth offending and children’s health and wellbeing. Field trips in the UK and Europe are embedded throughout the course, along with opportunities for work-based learning that will prepare you for a career in this dynamic sector. The course has no formal written exams, so you’ll focus on different forms of coursework, presentations and case studies, developing skills and practising techniques that are highly valued by employers.


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Assessment method

Course assessments, including the use of portfolios, essays, information retrieval exercises, seminar presentations and case studies, have been creatively designed to encourage the potential of all students. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods for any Childhood & Youth Studies module on this degree, though one of the optional Language modules is part-assessed by written examinations, should you choose to learn a language as an integrated element of the programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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